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Peace or something like it?

When Jesus comes to His disciples after the Resurrection the first thing he says to them is “Peace be with you.” The Bible tells us that their reaction is anything but peaceful – they are startled and terrified. Peace often seems to be in short supply in our world. We...

Go and tell!

Go and tell! The women are told, go and tell. They do not ask what or say they do not understand or wonder where the clergy are when they are needed. They go and tell. Talk about looking stupid. “Hey, guys, ah…., we saw Jesus, he is risen from the dead. “No, I have...

Readings and Prayers for Holy Saturday

Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 1 In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; * deliver me in your righteousness. 2 Incline your ear to me; * make haste to deliver me. 3 Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe, for you are my crag and my stronghold; *...

Readings and Prayers for Good Friday

John 18:1-19:42 Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to a place where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, because Jesus often met there with his disciples. So Judas brought a...

Readings and Prayers for Maundy Thursday

1 Corinthians 11:23-26 I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of...