Lectionary Notes + April 2015
Holy Week + 2015
Thur., Apr 2 Maundy Thursday Ezra 6:13-22 I Corinthians 11:17-34 John 13:1-20
Sermon: “Our Lord did this for YOU!” + Pastor Henry on Psalm 22
Holy Week continues on 2 April 2015 with the Maundy Thursday celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 7 PM, being reminded that "Our Lord Did This for You!" in a sermon based on Psalm 22.
Fri., Apr 3 Good Friday Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Philippians 2:1-11 John 19:1-42
Tennebrae Service of Darkness & Light
Sun., Apr 5 Easter Isaiah 25:6-9 I Corinthians 15:1-11 Mark 16:1-8
Sermon: “Thud!” + Pastor Henry on Mark 16:1-8
The psalmist wrote: joy comes in the morning [Psalm 30:5]. That is never truer than on Easter morning when we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord. It was then that, with a loud thud, the stone which had sealed the cold tomb was rolled away with little more than a soft flick to reveal the grave's emptiness. He is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Alleluia! Join us this Easter beginning with Easter Breakfast at 9:00 AM and followed by Festival Worship at 10:00 AM. Pastor Henry will share the message: "Thud," based on the Easter Gospel as written in Mark 16:1-8.
The Season of Easter + 2015
Sun., Apr 12 Easter I Numbers 14:1-12 Acts 7:18 John 20:19-31
Sermon: “Show me the way, Lord” + Pastor Henry on John 20:14-16
So the stone had been rolled away; so the tomb was empty – what would your reaction have been. For the women who went to the tomb to anoint Jesus' body that first Easter morning, there was nothing but confusion, disorientation. What did they do? Where is Jesus? What do we do now? Show me the way. Join us as we continue the celebration of Easter and the worship of our risen Lord with prayer, praise and this week's meditation: "Show Me the Way, Lord," based on John 20:14-16.
Sun., Apr 19 Easter II I Kings 18:1-16 Acts 7:20-3 John 21:1-14
Rev David Dietsche will be the Guest Preacher
Sun., Apr 26 Easter III Ezekiel 33:1-9 Acts 7:9-19 John 21:15-19
Sermon: “Be My Shepherd” + Pastor Henry on John 21:15-19
Sheep wander. Sheep can be stubborn and lazy. Sheep do not always do what the shepherd wishes them to, or even what is for their own good. What is a shepherd to do with this smelly, dumb flock? Forgive. Pastor Henry will explore this subject in this Sunday's sermon entitled "Be My Shepherd" and based on John 21:15-19.