Posts with the category “holy-week”

Holy Week Bags
by Noël Foulk on March 22nd, 2023
In March 2021 the Congregational Care Team wanted to reach out to our most isolated members and had the idea of delivering Holy Week Bags. Just coming out of lockdown during the previous year, making deliveries to members who were still not attending in-person worship meant an opportunity for some face-to-face contact and conversation, as well as an opportunity to remind them that they were not fo...  Read More
Come Hear the Good News
by Noël Foulk on March 16th, 2023
“Would you like to go to church with us on Easter?”I was surprised that one small question caused me so much anxiety. I had gotten to know Brad at a weekly ultimate frisbee game and thought he and his family might enjoy attending our Easter Sunday service, but I hesitated to ask him.  I wondered if I would offend him, if it would strain our relationship, if he would be turned off that I was a Chri...  Read More
Spoiler Alert … Why Holy Week Matters
by Noël Foulk on March 9th, 2023
Raise your hand if you’ve ever skipped to the end of a book to decide if it is worth reading all the way through … or jumped to the last chapter on the DVD menu … used the ‘lightening speed’ feature on your DVR … asked someone to just get to the point.You see where this is going. We can be impatient with the slow unfolding of a narrative. It is important to notice, however, that the Gospels take t...  Read More
Holy Week Devotions
by Laurie Brenner on April 6th, 2020
Lord Jesus Christ,as we kneel at the foot of your crosshelp us to see and know your love for us,so that we may place at your feetall that we have and are.(New Zealand prayer book) Good morning friends,Rather than send daily devotionals this week, I am giving you a Source Book for your Holy Week reflections. It contains readings, prayers and reflections leading through this week and up to Easter. M...  Read More