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April 2 Sermon: Walking in the Light The story that seems to be about Lazarus raised
from the dead is actually a lot about learning to live lives imbued with a
pervasive sense of God’s presence, despite the naysayers. Lent is time to practice seeing through to
the life that’s really there.
Lectionary Readings: Ez. 37:1-14; Ps. 130; Rom. 8:6-11; John 11:1-45
April 9 Passion/Palm Sunday Sermon: Who This is As Jesus’ little band enters Jerusalem the city
asks “Who is this?” As he dies on the
cross the Roman soldiers exclaim, “Truly this man was God’s son!” In between is terror and love, humanity’s
worst and best.
Lectionary Readings: Is. 50:4-9a; Ps. 31:9-16; Phil. 2:5-11; Matt.
April 16 Resurrection of the Lord/Easter Sermon: Come and See, Then Go
The angel invited the
women to come and see where Jesus’ body had been, but then to go where the
living Christ is now. Today we leave the
tomb and our old assumptions and head out to meet Christ among the living.
Lectionary Readings: Jer. 31:1-6; Ps. 118:1-2,14-24; Col. 3:1-4;
April 23 Sermon: Raised Voices There are a lot of raised voices in the world
just now. When Peter raised his voice it
was to testify to a new birth into living hope. This at a time of anxiety and
stress in the community. Now would be a
good time to raise our voices in witness to a God who, through Jesus, invites
us to touch the wounds that offer the promise of healing
Lectionary Readings: Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Ps. 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John
April 30 Sermon: What We Should Do Upon hearing Peter’s message the community was
“cut to the heart” and wanted to know what to do. “Repent and be baptized” is the answer. That’s not to make bad people good. It’s to invite God’s people to live
decisively into a life of love.
Lectionary Readings: Acts 2:14a,36-41; Ps. 116:1-4,12-19; 1 Peter 1:17-23;