Posts Categorized: Good Friday

Barn Boots and Blessings

And the steeple bell rang A rural church’s Holy Week witness in a pandemic by Donna Frischknecht Jackson   Frank, I really don’t think it’s a good idea to gather at the church. Yes, I know this is the holiest of weeks. You are correct. Easter is coming. Yes, I know you miss your church…. Read more »

Lenten Devotional: Holy Week (Sun., Apr. 14 – Sat., Apr. 20)

  Palm/Passion Sunday, April 14 This week’s theme: The living Word of God We know virtually nothing of his life before he began his three-year ministry. We do know that he was well-acquainted with Scripture, most likely tutored by his parents. Throughout the Gospels we see how he freely and succinctly referred to the spiritual… Read more »


  Seeing Jesus at the dentist A memory for Good Friday by Ken Rummer   When I was still in elementary school, I had my first experience with fillings. It did not go well. The dentist gave me a shot to put my tooth to sleep. He said it would feel like a pinch but… Read more »

Lenten Devotional: Good Friday, March 30

  The Prophets and Passion Week: Light turns to darkness Isaiah 53:12 • . . . because he poured out himself to death, and was numbered with the transgressor; yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. How can the day when Jesus died be called Good Friday? The events… Read more »

Unglued Church

Resurrection or resuscitation? Without change, there is no resurrection. By Susan Rothenberg   If you go to a church which follows the Revised Common Lectionary, this Sunday you may hear (or preach) a sermon based upon the story of Mary, Martha and their brother Lazarus (John 11:1-44). Jesus’ raising of Lazarus from the dead is the last of… Read more »

We’ve been here before

A Holy Week reflection for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday We’ve been here beforeA Holy Week reflection for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday by Patrick David Heery, editor The following reflection was delivered at the Holy Week worship service at the Presbyterian Center, the national office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), a place undergoing significant… Read more »