Friday, 27 March 2015
On this final Sunday of Lent, we hear Jesus’ words from the cross, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” It's a memorized prayer, not unlike the prayer a child recites at bedtime. This is Palm Sunday, that day when shouts of praise changed to a demand for crucifixion. We will celebrate the sacrament of baptism as Nathan and Cheryl Heemskerk bring their baby daughter Mackenzie Grace before God and his people to be baptized. Mar 29, 10 a.m.
Monday, 23 March 2015
Friday, 20 March 2015
This is the fifth Sunday of Lent. This morning we hear the words that Jesus uttered through parched lips as he hung on the cross: “I thirst." Jesus suffered, in all his humanity. It's through the mess of the crucifixion that our messes are cleaned up. Sunday, March 22, 10 a.m.
Friday, 13 March 2015
While on the cross, Jesus is forsaken by God. He utters that heart-wrenching cry as he is crucified. This Sunday, on the 4th Sunday of Lent, we consider those words from Jesus. March 15, 10 a.m.
And yet, most of us don't really think we are all that bad, at least not bad enough to deserve the death penalty. Think again. This is serious business.
This Sunday evening, March 15, 6pm, we will turn to the Heidelberg Catechism to consider some very serious questions about Jesus' suffering.