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A Time for Us to Be Together, Even Though Apart

MAUNDY THURSDAY – GOOD FRIDAY

A CALL TO WORSHIP:
This is a time to remember, for it is a time of transition. It leads us from Maundy Thursday night through Good Friday afternoon, from the Table of Communion to the Cross of Crucifixion.

We remember how Jesus washed the feet of the disciples, then shared with them His New Covenant of broken bread and shared cup. We remember His anguished prayer in the Garden, then His arrest and the … Read the rest

Hosanna in the Highest!

PALM SUNDAY

CALL TO WORSHIP:
God sent Jesus to enter our world and to be our Light. God sent Jesus to be part of our humanity, to be one with us. Today is Palm Sunday, when glad people greeted Jesus with praise and spread branches in His pathway. And now He comes again, to enter our lives by faith, so that we too may shout Hosanna and welcome Him as our King.

All Glory, Laud, and Honor

PRAYER OF … Read the rest

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.”

SOME THOUGHTS FROM RICK PETERS
THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT

The title of my thoughts today may sound a bit familiar. The words are found in the opening line of Charles Dickens’ masterful work, A Tale of Two Cities. As this past week has progressed, I began to think how applicable those words are to our present experience.

In looking back at my calendar, I was a bit shocked to see that it was only one month ago on February … Read the rest

New Definitions

SOME THOUGHTS FROM RICK PETERS
THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT

You and I are being forced to adjust to a “new normal” and I suspect we’re not liking it one bit! The social changes that were occurring elsewhere a mere week ago are now full-blown among us, impacting our daily lives in ways we couldn’t have even imagined last Sunday.

We are now in Crisis Mode and quite frankly, that’s exactly where we need to be!
We watch the escalating … Read the rest

The Waiting Game

SOME THOUGHTS FROM RICK PETERS
THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT

And so…as Michiganders…. as Americans…. as Citizens of the World…. we are now being asked….to…. WAIT.

WAIT for students to return to school.
WAIT for the return of a regular work schedule.
WAIT for the okay to patronize places to eat and drink.
WAIT for the shelves of our shopping centers to be restocked.
WAIT for our lives to be able to return to some semblance of normalcy.

But we … Read the rest