Posts from 2020 (Page 9)

Posts from 2020 (Page 9)

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…

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Dear Christ Church Family, There is real power in remembering. That’s especially true when our remembering is of God’s goodness to us in the past. It has the power to renew our faith, and to bring us through even the worst moments of our lives. That’s what Psalm 126 demonstrates today. Peace,Rick+ Tuesday, March 31, 2020RCL Daily Office Readings, Year 2 AM Psalm [120], 121, 122, 123 PM Psalm 124, 125, 126, [127] Exod. 5:1-6:1 1 Cor. 14:20-33a,39-40 Mark 9:42-50 Saint Day John…

Monday, March 30, 2020

Dear Christ Church Family, Our lesson from the Gospel According to Mark has a question for us. When we think of who our “us” is, are we excluding Jesus? The Disciples are faced with this very question today. Peace,Rick+ Monday, March 30, 2020                    RCL Daily Office Readings, Year 2 AM Psalm 31 PM Psalm 35 Exod. 4:10-20 (21-26) 27-31 1 Cor. 14:1-19 Mark 9:30-41 Saints Days John Climacus, Innocent of Alaska A Lenten question: Does our “us” include Jesus?   I have…

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Lent 5:  March 29 PK-K: Don’t Worry 1st and 2nd Grade: Jesus Heals Paralytic Man 3rd and 4th Grade: Lazarus Story 5th and 6th Grade: Lazarus Story For questions regarding our programming for children and youth, contact the Rev. Mary Miller Flowers, Interim Assistant Rector.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Dear Christ Church Family, Most of these Daily Devotionals have been written with the current crisis in mind; hoping to help us all find a more spiritual and healing way to deal with it. Today, though, I hope that we can turn for a few moments and remember that this is still the Holy Season of Lent; a time most especially to deepen our loving friendship with Jesus. The Gospel reading today is from Mark’s account of the Transfiguration. That…

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Dear Christ Church Family, Listening to the news really can bring us to despair. It’s not just the threat of the Covid-19 virus that can affect us, it’s also the differing responses to that threat that can make us throw up our hands. When all that is added to the pile by commentators who are openly advocating the interests of the “haves” at the extreme expense, even death, of the “have-nots,” we can come to wonder, “Where is God in…

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Dear Christ Church Family, Sometimes, our more destructive emotions just get the better of us. We know, in these moments, that to feel what we feel is not good. We can even tell that they make us feel less healthy. At the very least they keep us from knowing joy. Is there a way to get free of them? Psalm 109, most surprisingly, can help us do that. Peace,Rick+ Wednesday, March 25, 2020               RCL Daily Office Readings, Year 2…

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Dear Christ Church Family, Do you need a little good news today? How about this, the news of how much God loves you? You can read about it in the 100th Psalm today. But, be careful. If you really let yourself get into this message, you just might catch yourself dancing. Peace,Rick Tuesday, March 24, 2020  RCL Daily Office Readings, Year 2   AM Psalm 97, 99, [100] PM Psalm 94, [95] Gen. 49:29-50:14 1 Cor. 11:17-34 Mark 8:1-10 Saints Days Oscar…

Monday, March 23, 2020

Dear Christ Church Family, During times a great stress, such as now, it is easy to forget who and whose we are, to strike out at others who irritate us, and especially those we might hold responsible for having increased our stress. It becomes too easy to think in an us versus them perspective. Today’s story from Mark’s Gospel has something to remind us of: that we are God’s children, and as Jesus’ disciples our job is still to help…

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Lent 4:  March 22 Pk-K lesson Jesus calms the storm March 22 1st-2nd Grade Sunday School March 22 – here and here 3rd and 4th Sunday School March 22 5th and up Sunday School March 22 For questions regarding our programming for children and youth, contact the Rev. Mary Miller Flowers, Interim Assistant Rector.