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Lenten Devotional: First Week in Lent: Thursday, February 22

  The Prophets and the Birth of Jesus: Your name matters Matthew 1:23 • Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him “Emmanuel,” which means, “God is with us.” For centuries, Christians have known Jesus as “Emmanuel, God with Us.” This name is a constant reminder of the persistent… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Stop talking nonsense A Revised Common Lectionary resource for February 25 by Magdalena I. García But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.” –  Mark 8:33 Read the full lectionary passage here Jesus… Read more »

Lenten Devotional: First Week in Lent: Tuesday, February 20

  The Prophets and the Birth of Jesus: An everlasting kingdom Isaiah 9:6 • For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  The prophet Isaiah predicted that the kingdom ushered in by Jesus… Read more »

Lenten Devotional: Saturday, February 17

  Jesus and the Prophets: No longer a child Luke 4:24 • And he said, “Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s hometown.” Jesus went back to his hometown to deliver his first sermon. But after a challenging message, the same people who praised him were now ready to push him… Read more »

Barn Boots and Blessings

Ashes and violence and teen’s question: Why?   by Donna Frischknecht Jackson   The sanctuary was mostly quiet. Every now and then a hum, rattle and swoosh from the ancient heating system would interrupt the stillness. It was a welcomed noise as I was trying hard to keep the cavernous room at a toasty 60… Read more »

Lenten Devotional: Friday, February 16

  Jesus and the Prophets: God cares Deuteronomy 18:18 • I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their own people; I will put my words in the mouth of the prophet, who shall speak to them everything that I command. The people of Israel were in despair because Moses was… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Turn and trust A Revised Common Lectionary resource for February 18 by Magdalena I. García Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” – Mark 1:14-15 Read… Read more »