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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Everything Changes: From Indifference to Interdependence John 10:11-18 Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! For the past few weeks, since Easter to be exact, we’ve been reading Gospel accounts of Jesus’ post resurrection appearances.  Today is different.  As you may have noticed, there’s no story of Jesus appearing suddenly in a locked room, joining in on the disciples’ potluck.  Today we go back a little in the gospel of John to… Read More

Everything Changes: From Fear to Faith John 20:19-31 Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! Well, everything changed for us last week, didn’t it?  For one thing, we got the alleluias back in worship, something over which Harold Robinson is clearly extraordinarily relieved.  We heard the most beautiful music and we worshipped with the scent of the lilies wafting through the sanctuary.  Brunch was amazing and, at least based on what I… Read More

  He must have been tired.  So tired. You know it has to be exhausting, all that suffering and dying and rising again.   I’m tired this morning after resurrection… and I wasn’t even the one who died.  Every year it’s the same…Easter wears me out.   But even in the craze of dyed eggs and chocolate bunnies, Easter lilies and overworked choir members, there’s something about resurrection.   Resurrection gives you… Read More

A Promise Kept Mark 16:1-8 Christ is risen!  Christ is risen, indeed! Today it’s Easter, everyone dressed in finery, the sanctuary decorated unlike any other time of the year.  The music is bigger, the program is bigger, everything is ramped up to celebrate.  It’s the biggest day of the year, and I don’t know about you…but I need it.  I need a reminder that life comes in the face of death, that… Read More