The altar looks like this …
… and yet outside …
… it looks like this.
Weird contrasts during the Easter Triduum.
I grabbed breakfast to go so I could get to church early today …
… and there was a card waiting for me in the office! Thank you thank you thank Carrie – I love it!
Our church is open from 8 to 6 today for people wanting to come in for a time of personal Good Friday reflection and meditation. This is the bulletin that I prepared – feel free to take it and worship!
Wishing you peace for your journey …
Prepare yourself for worship by reading this portion of Psalm 52, a Prayer for Cleansing and Pardon.
What part of this portion speaks to you in this moment? Read it several times, pausing for silent reflection between each reading. What words continue to jump out at you?
Holy Week can be a time of anxiety and guilt. As you hear, think about and possibly struggle with the story of the crucifixion this year, I invite you to offer those thoughts to God with this Prayer of Confession.
Hear, believe and live out these Words of Assurance:
Hear now what happened after the crucifixion, as recounted in the Gospel of Matthew.
It is hard to sit through Good Friday – we want so badly for Easter morning to be here so we can proclaim, “Christ is Risen!” But we know we have to wait. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Slowly inhale. Slowly exhale. Now – pray these words:
Now slowly bring yourself out of your personal prayer & reflection by singing – either to yourself or out loud – Amazing Grace.
(To hear it sung click here.)