Lenten Daily Prayers: April 15-20

Please see this previous post for an introduction to this prayer series. Suggested Spiritual Practice: Silence Read this meditation on “Dying with Christ” by Father Richard Rohr and practice silent/contemplative prayer in whatever manner you prefer. Music Links: ·         “Were you there” from Three Mo’ Tenors ·         “Beneath the cross of Jesus” acapella ·          “Stay with me”…

Pilate Tweets Holy Week

Go over to Rev. Gal Blog Pals to see the rest of the tweets. For more meditative Holy Week reading, go to the blog index and scroll down to “Holy Week” and “Good Friday.” And a blessed Holy Week to you.

Holy Week

I’ve decided to cancel Lent next year. I’m pretty sure, as a (still) ordained part-time Mennonite pastor, I have that kind of power. I mean, I have a card in my wallet signed by the conference minister. So be looking for the headlines: No Lent Next Year. Last year a dear church member and friend…

Holy Wednesday

Today is Wednesday. Holy Wednesday. The ultimate hump day of the ultimate hump week. Nothing much is happening today, but everything is about to happen. And the tension of doing nothing when so much needs done is almost too much to bear. We have a room to prepare and a meal. We have promises to…

What mountains would you like to move?

I’ve posted the sermon I preached this morning on Mark 11:20-25.  I was honored to preach for one of our ecumenical mid-day Holy Week worship services here in Lawrence.  We pastors had decided to take the texts chronologically for the week.  I agreed to preach on Tuesday without knowing what I was getting myself into.…

The Week Ahead

Holy Week tends to be pretty hard on pastors–or at least on me.  There is, of course, the practical aspect of organizing and leading extra worship services. (Between today and next Sunday there are seven worship services in which I have a significant part.)  More worship services means more sermons to write, more music to…