2020/21, Year B

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Embodied Presence

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Third Sunday of Easter, Year B 18 April 2021 Acts 3:12-19 Psalm 4 1 John 3:1-7 Luke 24:36b-48   It is Easter evening. The disciples are behind locked doors, afraid the authorities would come for them, too. Authoritarian regimes do that. It’s not only about silencing people by doing violence but also silencing them through […]

The Peace of Christ

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Second Sunday of Easter, Year B 11 April 2021 Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1-2:2 John 20:19-31   The disciples are behind locked doors. They are afraid the authorities will come for them, too. It is a small miracle that they are no longer scattered but are together again. It would be easier to […]

Fear and Amazement

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The Resurrection of the Lord, Year B 4 April 2021 Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Mark 16:1-8   On Good Friday, shortly after our service, I received a call from CNKW about whether I would be available for a short interview in the afternoon. The call was brief, and I was told […]

Enacting Our Faith

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Maundy Thursday, Year B 1 April 2021 Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35   I don’t know how to begin. Shall I lament the fact we cannot gather in person? (Of course, you know that I agree with the suspension of in-person gatherings). And yet lamenting on the […]

Welcoming the Prince of Peace and Embracing Peace as a Way of Life

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Palm Sunday 28 March 2021 Mark 11:1-11 Numbers 11:25-29 Revelation 21:22-27 Mark 14:3-9   For me Palm Sunday has always been great fun. It is a celebration before the sadness of Holy Week and we get to act out the story as we process inside or outside of our building. And so last year’s Palm […]

Contentment

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Romans 8 18 I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. 19For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; 26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray […]

Loving Life

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Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year B 21 March 2021 Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 119:9-16 Hebrews 5:5-10 John 12:20-33   We have had some beautiful weather, with only little rain. It’s been a bit cooler than usual but at least for me the sunshine has made up for it. A week ago we had a picnic with […]

Living in Hope

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Jeremiah 31:31-34 31 The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the […]

More than a Ticket to Heaven

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Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year B 14 March 2021 Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21   After high school and before university I spent a year with a Lutheran monastic community that ran a retreat centre. It was a year in which I had hoped to grow deeper in my faith, mostly […]