Remember Ash Wednesday?

Turns out Ash Wednesday was only [checks notes] three weeks ago. I don't know about you, but it sure feels to me more like three years ago. I mean, what a world we were living in way, way back in February. Think of all the things we did that month: I saw a movie...in a …

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Ash Wednesday reflections

Three teenagers and one pre-teen helped make our Ash Wednesday worship gathering happen. One served as sound board apprentice, the other three led prayers or scripture readings. Having young people eager to participate in worship always makes my heart glad. Glad hearts were in short supply this Wednesday.  Too much death. Always and forever, too …

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Moving from “Good” Friday to a holy Saturday

Today is known as "Good Friday." Well, it's actually only known as such among English- and Dutch-speaking people. Other names for this day include, according to UMC Discipleship Ministries, "'Holy Friday' among the Latin nations, "Great Friday" among the Slavic peoples, "Friday of Mourning" in Germany, "Long Friday" in Norway, and "Holy Friday" (Viernes Santo) among Hispanic …

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