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April 27, 2014 John 20:19-31 Key Verses: “Then [Jesus] said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.’ Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!’” John 20:27-28 Time: 30 CE Background: The disciples were afraid. Jesus had been […]
The joy of Easter continues and cannot be contained! This custom is rooted in what the early theologians called the “Easter Laugh,” the idea that God played a practical joke on the devil by raising Jesus from the dead. On April 27 we will worship with a sense of joy and with silly hats, fun […]
April 20, 2014 John 20:1-18 Key Verses: “Jesus said to [Mary], ‘Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ […]
Maundy Thursday worship service is a service of readings including communion and foot washing. April 17 at 7pm Good Friday, April 18, we will again be holding worship service at Camp Van-Es at 2:45 pm. We are spending the day making Moravian Sugar Cakes at camp with the youth, and will all pause together to […]
April 13, 2014 John 12:12-17, 19:16b-22 Key Verse: “So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord— the King of Israel!’” John 12:13 Time: 30 CE Background: In John’s gospel, Jesus’ entry in Jerusalem was brief. The people […]
April 6, 2014 John 19:1-16a Key Verses: “And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they dressed him in a purple robe. They kept coming up to him, saying, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’ and striking him on the face.” John 19:2-3 Time: 30 CE Background: Pilate was still […]