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Holy Week: Through Death to Life Series

Holy Thursday, or Maundy Thursday, marks the last conversation Jesus has with his disciples, a conversation grounded in what he calls a new commandment (mandatum in Latin, hence our English word “Maundy”). He illustrates and underscores the new commandment by washing the disciples’ feet: “Love one another as I have loved you.” View the Holy Week: Through Death to Life series overview »

    References:

  • Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14
  • Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 (UMH 837)
  • 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
  • John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Holy Week: Through Death to Life Series

On Good Friday, or Holy Friday as it is known in nearly every non-English-speaking culture, we witness the execution of Jesus, recognize our ongoing complicity with the powers of death, and are called to enter the Great Silence of all creation in response to the death of its God and Maker. View the Holy Week: Through Death to Life series overview »

    References:

  • Isaiah 52:13-53:12
  • Psalm 22 (UMH 752)
  • Hebrews 10:16-25
  • John 18:1-19:42

Taylor Burton-Edwards will offer a Holy Saturday service on Twitter at 10 AM ET. Learn more »

    References:

  • Job 14:1-14
  • Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 (UMH 764)
  • 1 Peter 4:1-8
  • Matthew 27:57-66
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Holy Week: Through Death to Life Series

Easter Sunrise is an early morning service built on the framework of the Great Vigil of Easter. It moves from contemplation to celebration.. View the Holy Week: Through Death to Life series overview »

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Holy Week: Through Death to Life Series

Easter Sunday is the principal Easter Sunday morning service of word and sacrament celebrating the resurrection of Jesus and kicking off the Easter Season of fifty days (through the Day of Pentecost).  View the Holy Week: Through Death to Life series overview »

    References:

  • Acts 10:34-43
  • Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
  • Colossians 3:1-4
  • John 20:1-18

The Great Fifty Days of Easter: Awakening Series

Awakening to Ministry — Today marks the kickoff of the first of two three-week miniseries. “Awakening...” focuses on the meaning and grounding of ministry, Holy Communion, and baptism. As we awaken to our ministry of discipleship, let us hear Jesus speaking to us. Let us hear him calling us and commissioning us, everywhere and always, to breathe God’s reconciling love into this world.
 

    References:

  • Acts 2:14a, 22-32
  • Psalm 16 (UMH 748)
  • 1 Peter 1:3-9
  • John 20:19-31