REJOICE … AND WEAR PINK!

REJOICE … AND WEAR PINK!

The SEASON OF LENT can be a time of deep reflection and connection with God as we prepare for Easter, but we can often get lost in the middle of it all. Wouldn’t it be great if there were some way to take a moment’s pause, catch one’s spiritual breath, and be refreshed and refocused for the second half of the journey? Wouldn’t that just tickle us pink? Turns out, there is! And you’ll need to wear pink…

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ON THE ROAD TO JERUSALEM

ON THE ROAD TO JERUSALEM

More than any other season of  the liturgical year, LENT DRAWS US INTO A LANDSCAPE that is distinctive for the many ways that it intertwines extremes and calls our attention to how brokenness and beauty, horror and hope, privilege and oppression dwell intimately together. From the moment we follow Jesus into the wilderness, we step across a threshold that calls out to us to see beyond the stark black and white of our daily rituals and lives. 

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REJOICE!

REJOICE!

December 16 is GAUDÉTE SUNDAY, the third and therefore middle Sunday of Advent, and it takes its name from a Latin word meaning “rejoice.” When Advent rejoices, it wears pink; and its joyous hue reminds us all to rejoice in the promise of Love come among us just as much as purple reminds us how that Love shall come to reign in human hearts.

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EXAMINING OUR LENTEN DISCIPLINES

EXAMINING OUR LENTEN DISCIPLINES

DURING LENT THIS YEAR, we have been doing a few things differently in worship that are reflective of the season. Instead of a Gloria (a short song giving glory to God), we sing a Kyrie (a short song asking for mercy). Something new this year has been a congregational prayer of confession instead of a pastoral prayer. “Why do we do this?” Well, since you asked ...

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