Tagged: “lent”

Worship during Lent

Henry Nouwen once described Lent as the season during which winter and spring struggle with each other for dominance. It is an appropriate image because during this time of year the darkness and light within each of us can become locked in conflict. We are called not only to examine the integrity of our own […]

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Drive-Thru Ashes on Ash Wednesday

The Rev. Amy Haynie and The Rev. Henry Penner  offered Drive-Through Ashes in the church parking lot from 4:45-6:30 for St Martin’s version of Ashes To Go. Signs near the church and waving, smiling, energetic greeters got the attention of people during rush hour; Coralie Key was at the busy corner of Pearson Lane and […]

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Lenten Reflection for 4/3 – “I want to see…”

Today’s Reading:  John 12:20-26   Author: Jean Smith “Sir: We wish to see Jesus.” This phrase is personal and timeless to me. It puts me in Jerusalem long ago, among Gentiles in Jerusalem marking the Passover. Jesus is here. He rode into town on a donkey and was celebrated, an unusual and risky situation. What […]

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Lenten Reflection for 3/30 – Seek to Follow

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-13 Author: Evie Larimore God called the prophet, Jeremiah, to a forty-two year ministry to the people of Jerusalem, including their time of exile in Babylon; and, they did not want to hear what he had to say.  However, Jeremiah stood firm in his commitment and assignment because he had the assurance of God’s […]

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Lenten Reflection for 3/23 – Second Half Hope

Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-8, Psalm 102, John 6:52-59 Here we are past the half-way point in Lent.   By now, if we’ve giving something up, the reality has hit us squarely in the face. We are feeling the pains of going without our favorite vice or sweet.  We started the season with the words “Remember you are but dust […]

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