Invitation to be Raised by Rev. Dr. Barb Hedges-Goettl Feel free to use/edit. Credit to the original author (i.e. based on prayer/prayers written by Rev Dr. Barb Hedges-Goettl) appreciated. Luke 24:1-12 and Psalm 118: 17, 21-24 or Psalm 118:20 Call to Worship/Opening Prayer Option A: Gospel Bring us to your place of resurrection, Lord. Perplex us. … Continue reading
Christ is Risen Christ is Risen, Indeed! What a funny recitation, its as if we don’t believe eachtother that Christ was resurrection, as if its a surprise to us. Its only sort of a surprise, it reminds me of a Stenta Surprise ( my husband and various members of that family) The Stenta side of … Continue reading
And then all the Christians looked at the church, the pitifully empty pews, and asked each other. Where have all the people gone? But the real question they were asking was where is Jesus? Akin to finding the empty tomb, we can see the emptiness, the absence……and we say to one another “‘They have taken … Continue reading
Restoration: from the Latin seriously it actually is 😉 restore – Online Etymology Dictionary Restoration c.1300, “to give back,” also, “to build up again, repair,” from Old French restorer, from Latin restaurare “repair, rebuild, renew, Katy’s Definition to simultaneously destroy and resurrect something at the same time God Restores us, healing our hearts AND binding … Continue reading
“I believe that the divisions between these aspects of Christ’s person and life are artificial. All three Christological aspects (incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection) are a part of the answer to human brokenness. As incarnate, Christ demonstrated that human bodies and experiences are not inimical to intimate relationship with God. As crucified, Christ showed that God understands … Continue reading
Nobody Expects the Jesus Resurrection! or What did Jesus say when he came out of the Tomb? “Ta-Dahhhhh!”
Faith is a journey, and sometimes that journey isn’t an easy one. But as we learn more and more about Jesus, here is what we learned 1. Jesus did ministry on the move. You notice that Jesus is almost always making his way between cities? Sure Israel is the size of the New Jersey but … Continue reading
“That’s What Christmas is all about Charlie Brown” last night, in the face of tragedy, we put on Charlie Brown Christmas to 60 people. Many of them children: children who laughed at Snoopy, marvelled at Linus’ blanket, and tried to tell Charlie Brown where to get his tree “It’s over there!” It was a moment … Continue reading
“Marilla, isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” “I’ll warrant you’ll make plenty in it,” said Marilla. “I never saw your beat for making mistakes, Anne.” “Yes, and well I know it,” admitted Anne mournfully. “But have you ever noticed one encouraging thing about me, … Continue reading
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