Holy Week: Monday Prayer and Scripture

Of all the weeks of the church year, Holy Week, stands out with special significance.Take time this week to read slowly, prayerfully as we prepare to commemorate the crucifixion and celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Psalm 36:5-10 • Isaiah 42:1-9 • Hebrews 11:39-12:3 • John 12:1-11 Almighty God, whose dear Son went not up to…

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The Poetry of Worship

“The boldness of our love is pleasing to you, O Lord, just as it pleased you that we should steal from your bounty.” – St. Ephrem the Syrian, “Hymns on Faith”, 16:5 One of the many things I appreciate about our congregation is our times of corporate worship. When we gather together on Saturday nights…

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“Lust of Power”

Saturday night we reviewed and then prayed the Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem. I find this a good practice for our congregation during this season. This 4th Century prayer emphasizes humility and repentance. Who of us wouldn’t benefit from such emphases? Here is the prayer: O Lord and Master of my life! Take from me…

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Benefit Concert for Ryan and Kami

Don’t forget the special benefit concert that takes place tomorrow night at Rock Island. (101 N Rock Island St Wichita, KS 67202) If you can’t make it but would like to contribute on-line to Ryan and Kami you may do so by clicking on this link. Be sure to share this with anyone who might…

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