Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015
Sixth Sunday in Lent
The Passion of our Lord according to Mark
Shera Nesheim, D.M.
Every year Palm Sunday is always a little intense. To start we sing and wave our palm branches with smiles on our faces. As we remember the triumphant entrance into Jerusalem of our Lord and King we echo the joy the disciples and crowds must have felt. This vibrant artistic rendition of the Lord’s Supper loudly welcomes us. 40 pieces have been individually colored by YCC youth,... more»
5th Sunday in Lent
March 22, 2015
Years ago, when I taught across the river at Mary Stark Elementary School, there was a 5th grade boy I’ll never forget. I’ll call him Shawn. Shawn didn’t have a lot going for him. He wasn’t bright, or good-looking, or considered cool. He was shy and usually kept to himself. He had a rough family life too. They were poor. He had no father and not a very fit mother.
Shawn got a new basketball one day. He... more»
Lent 4, Year B, March 15, 2015
Numbers 21.4-9; Psalm 107.1-3, 17-22; Eph. 2.1-10; John 3.14-21
Pastor Renee Splichal Larson
Grace to you and peace from the One who has been lifted up on the cross, and up from the grave, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
There was a woman by the name of Julian of Norwich (14th Century) who had a vision from God concerning the world. In this vision God shows her the world the size of a hazelnut (which is a nut about this size) in the palm of her... more»
Third Sunday in Lent
March 8, 2015
When I was in my 20s, I remember a day I spent taking care of three little girls who belonged to a friend of mine. The two youngest were about 4 and 6 years of age. I took them to lunch at Pizza Hut. They happened to be having a little promotional deal there. You could buy a mini-basketball for $2.99. When the two youngest saw the little basketballs, they both wanted one.
After we’d eaten and I’d... more»