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Living Our Baptismal Calling: Nurture

The response of the crowds to Jesus’ healing of a man born blind says much about how our congregation can actively “nurture one another in the Christian faith and life, and include these persons now before you in your care,” or fail to do so. View the Lent Series Planning overview »

    References:

  • 1 Samuel 16:1-13
  • Psalm 23 (UMH 754 or 137)
  • Ephesians 5:8-14
  • John 9:1-41

Living Our Baptismal Calling: Believe!

The faith we confess, and the faith that transforms us, is more than intellectual assent to a theological construct. It is to stake our lives on the Triune God, and so join Martha’s confession, “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into this world.” View the Lent Series Planning overview »

    References:

  • Ezekiel 37:1-14
  • Psalm 130 (UMH 848)
  • Romans 8:6-11
  • John 11:1-45

Holy Week: Through Death to Life

Palm/Passion Sunday recapitulates the beginning and the end of Christ’s final week in Jerusalem. We move from a triumphal procession and its stirring of hope as our entrance rite to hearing of a very different kind of procession, a forced march with a crucifix, to conclude it. View the Holy Week planning series overview »

    References:

  • Liturgy of the Palms
  • Matthew 21:1-11
  • Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
  • Liturgy of the Passion
  • (more...)

    References:

  • Isaiah 42:1-9
  • Psalm 36:5-11 (UMH 771)
  • Hebrews 9:11-15
  • John 12:1-11

    References:

  • Isaiah 49:1-7
  • Psalm 71:1-14
  • 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
  • John 12:20-36

The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens — wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught.

    References:

  • Isaiah 50:4-9a
  • Psalm 70 (UMH 793)
  • Hebrews 12:1-3
  • John 13:21-32