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Easter Sunday, April 12th

Easter Sunday, April 12th

By: Chad Hyatt John 20:1-18 Reflection—v. 18 ‘I have seen the Lord’ The resurrection changes everything. It’s earth-shattering, world-upending, and cosmostransforming. But in that oddly paradoxical way that the gospel holds truth together, it is also human-sized. It...

Holy Saturday, April 11th

Holy Saturday, April 11th

By: Holly ReimerMatthew 27:57-66 Reflection—v. 61 ‘Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.’ They sit and wait. I don’t know about you, but I am not a patient person. I HATE waiting and as a result am in constant motion. But there is...

Good Friday, April 10th

Good Friday, April 10th

By: Holly ReimerIsaiah 52:13-53:12 Reflection—v. 3 ‘He was despised and rejected by others; a man of suffering and acquainted with infirmity’ This is probably one of my favorite days of Holy Week because it honors the suffering that Jesus experienced as well as the...

Maundy Thursday, April 9th

Maundy Thursday, April 9th

By: Brittany Fiscus-van RossumJohn 13: 1-17, 31b-35 Reflection—v. 15 ‘For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.’ At Mercy, every Maundy Thursday we hold a foot washing service. Surprisingly, though I had been a part of the community...

Wednesday, April 8th

Wednesday, April 8th

By: Brittany Fiscus-van RossumIsaiah 50:4-9a Reflection—v. 7 ‘I know that I shall not be put to shame’ Shame is something we talk about a lot in our community. While it often seems that healthy foods, affordable housing, and adequate healthcare are scarce, shame comes...

Tuesday, April 7th

Tuesday, April 7th

By: Ivan CooleyIsaiah 50:4-9a Reflection—v. 7 ‘I know that I shall not be put to shame’ I want to be proactive about seeing my family. I chose to give up being around my family because I felt like I was bringing shame to them, and I felt like I wasn’t going to change...

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