This week is the celebration known as Palm Sunday. It is an opportunity to acknowledge the Lordship of Christ as we remember his entrance into Jerusalem. Liturgy of the Palms • Psalm 118:19-29 and Luke 19:29-40 The Scripture readings for Palm Saturday worship. Psalm • Psalm 22:1-21 Old Testament • Isaiah 45:21-25 or 52:13-53:12 Gospel…Details
Psalm • Psalm 126 Old Testament • Isaiah 43:16-21 Gospel • Luke 20:9-19 New Testament • Philippians 3:8-14 As we studied the story of the Prodigal Son we found that the “older brother” was just as lost as the younger “prodigal” but he didn’t know it. The dangers of self-righteousness, judgmentalism and envy carry a…Details
This week marks the celebration of the Feast of St. Patrick. He was known as the apostle to the Irish andone of the most important missionaries of Christian history. Thomas Cahill (in his book How the Irish Saved Civilization) claims that if it weren’t for the work of Patrick, and his fellow missionaries and monks,…Details
This Wednesday night, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of Lent. Lent is a perfect time to step back, reflect upon one’s relationship with God, and renew that same relationship through repentance and fasting. Lent is not merely a time to subtract certain things from our life but it is also a time to add. Adding…Details
Psalm • Psalm #71 Old Testament • Jeremiah 1:4-10 Gospel • Luke 4:21-32 New Testament • I Corinthians 14:12b-20 The Old Testament reading for last week, Nehemiah 8, tells the story of Ezra having the Law read aloud for all the Israelites upon their return from exile. This public reading took place because the people,…Details
“The LORD your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing.” – Zeph 3:17
I will praise the LORD, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
I have set the LORD always before me.
Because he is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken. – Psalm 16:7-8
Psalm: #119:1-16 • Old Testament: Deuteronomy 6:1-9 • Gospel: Mark 12:28-34 • New Testament: Hebrews 7:23-28 “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself…Details