Bulletin: May 7, 2017

  Bulletin: May 7, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Easter Today’s readings tell about the confusion and fear that followed Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. In Acts, the people ask, “What are we to do?” after they are reminded that they were part of the death of Jesus, who was Lord and Christ. In First Peter we…

Bulletin: April 30, 2017

  Bulletin: April 30, 2017 Third Sunday of Easter The Psalm and First Peter look forward to our lives as we await our resurrection and consider the sacrifice made by Jesus. Luke tells us the story of another experience of the risen Jesus. The disciples unknowingly walk with Jesus and tell him of the Crucifixion…

Bulletin: April 16, 2017

  Bulletin: April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday Alleluia! Easter is here at last! All the days of Lenten discipline and the sadness of Good Friday are over and we are here to rejoice. The readings remind us that we have a lot to rejoice about: the life of Jesus, his death and resurrection, and his…

Bulletin: April 9, 2017

  Bulletin: April 9, 2017 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord  One gift our Palm Sunday worship offers is the reminder that no barrier exists between us and God. Jesus knows us, treasures us, and saves us, no matter the abuse or hatred we have endured or the sins we have committed. Though…

Bulletin: April 2, 2017

  Bulletin: April 2, 2017 Fifth Sunday of Lent   DEAD AGAIN “Lazarus, come out!” Jesus shouts his command, and a beloved friend rises from the dead. Those of us who have lost loved ones might wish Jesus would call our dearly departed back from the grave too, keeping them on earth a little while…

Bulletin: March 26, 2017

  Bulletin: March 26, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Lent In the Gospel, Jesus restores sight to a man born blind, declaring, “I am the light of the world.” To see like God, we fix our gaze on Jesus. I DO BELIEVE, LORD Today’s statement of faith in Jesus comes from a depressing source. “The man blind…

Bulletin: March 19, 2017

  Bulletin: March 19, 2017 Third Sunday of Lent PROVE IT What does it take to convince us of the truth? Some of us need simply to hear from a trusted authority. Others need time to think an argument through for themselves, step by step. Many of us tend to learn the hard way, experiencing life’s…

Bulletin: March 12, 2017

  Bulletin: March 12, 2017 Second Sunday of Lent CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? The Old Testament reading and the Gospel provide two examples of God speaking in plain words that God’s listeners can understand. In Genesis, Abram hears God tell him to leave his family’s land. God makes majestic declarations about Abram’s future and promises…

Bulletin: March 5, 2017

  Bulletin: March 5, 2017 First Sunday of Lent Today is the first Sunday of Lent, the season of repentance, of turning back to the Lord’s plan for us, of preparing for or recalling our baptismal commitment. We can ask God for the grace to see our lives afresh: “Who am I, Lord, and how can…