Maundy Thursday service: 6 p.m.Good Friday liturgy: 6 p.m.Holy Saturday service: 8:30 a.m.Easter Festival Eucharist: 10 a.m.
There will be no Evening Prayer on either Tuesday or Friday of Holy Week.
A congregation gathers on a Sunday morning. There has been a lot of preparation. The altar has been set, bulletins have been printed, the heat turned up. The choir has practiced. Worship begins with The Word: Scripture and sermon, hymns and prayers have challenged and inspired. At God's Table, all come to to be reconciled to God and one another through Christ's body and blood. Renewed and strengthened we are Sent to live into our calling as apostles in the world. But first... the fellowship of coffee hour awaits. The Church, St. Paul said, is the body of Christ and each a member. It's true! Never perfect, filled with all sorts and characters and yet, a beautiful living organism of God's grace.
Bathing the newborn
With our firstborn child, bath-time was no easy matter! When Josh was just over a year old, we moved into ‘the tar-paper shack’ while we were hunting for a place to buy; having sold the home we could not afford on a single income because we had wanted to have a full-time stay at home parent, so such was the cost. In this interim one-bedroom, living room/kitchen house of less than 500 sq. feet there was barely enough room to squeeze past the shower in the bathroom. The toddler bed was installed in what I think had formerly been a closet. The shower itself was only large enough to stand in. We placed the baby bathtub at an angle on the shower floor and such was bath-time with our toddler. Despite these less than ideal conditions, bath-time was precious to me. The deep, intimate time spent sharing in the rejuvenating, playful and cleansing act with one that you’ve given birth to cannot be diminished by inadequate ‘externals’.
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Transcripts of earlier sermons