Posts from April 2020 (Page 3)

Posts from April 2020 (Page 3)

Monday, April 6, 2020

Dear Christ Church Family, I commend the words of Psalm 51 to you this day. Actually, every day. In the long tradition of Christian and Jewish devotional practice, only a few Psalms are more recited or committed to memory. In the Lutheran Liturgy, the verses of it that start, “Create in me a clean heart O God,” are sung at every offertory before Communion. In the Anglican/Episcopal Liturgy, these same words are prayed by the priests as they wash their…

Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020

Palm sunday Grades PK-K: Palm Sunday 1st and 2nd Grade: Palm Sunday  3rd and 4th Grade: Palm Sunday 5th Grade and Up: Palm Sunday For questions regarding our programming for children and youth, contact the Rev. Mary Miller Flowers, Interim Assistant Rector.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Hello Christ Church! I really want to thank Rick for initiating these daily devotions. They have become a beacon in these strange and uncertain days. These reflections have reminded us that, even as we shelter in place, God’s kingdom is always rooted in community. It has been powerful knowing that, as I read them, you are doing the same, and in that act, while not gathered physically, we are a community in spirit. Thanks be to God. Rick has asked…

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Dear Christ Church Family, This morning, a young mother and her child reminded me of the way to serenity. She is the Psalmist, the composer of this morning’s Psalm 131. I can’t imagine a more needed message for our times. Peace,Rick+ Thursday, April 2, 2020    RCL Daily Office Readings, Year 2 AM Psalm 131, 132, [133] PM Psalm 140, 142 Exod. 7:25-8:19 2 Cor. 3:7-18 Mark 10:17-31 Saint Day James Lloyd Breck Psalm 131: A Song of Quietness. I have pointed…

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Dear Christ Church Family and Friends, Sometimes the news is just plain grim, and we can lose hope. Sometimes, the condition of our own sinfulness is grim, and hope escapes us. But, losing hope in any circumstance is not what God wants for us. God wants us to always hope; to hope in his love for us that will never fail us no matter what. The lessons today contain a short Psalm that says all that in just eight short…