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The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
Luke 19:28-40
14 mins 7 secs
Views: 83
Come join us this Sunday for blessing palms, processing and celebrating Palm Sunday. It is the beginning of Holy Week and this year we are saving the Passion for Good Friday and concentrating on the many meanings of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem: King, Messiah, Prince of Peace, Victim, Event Planner… Soon enough, the crowds, like our own hearts, will turn on Him, but this morning, they are cheering for the glory of God and all of creation, even the stones are prepared to join in the chorus.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
John 12:1-8
14 mins 32 secs
Views: 87
We have a God that makes a path in the sea, a way in the wilderness and a river in the desert. There are times when it feels like there is no way forward and fearful things surround every part of our life, or like we are heading on a path that just leads to our destruction, but God is at work shaping and sanctifying us. And like Paul, we are called to forget what lies behind and strain forward into the path God lays before us. With unusual understanding of what lays ahead of Jesus in Jerusalem, Mary pours out her gratitude for the life of her brother in the prophetic act of anointing Jesus’ feet with costly perfume.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
Luke 13:31-35
15 mins 5 secs
Views: 79
"The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" God longs to gather us under his wings; to shelter us in the day of trouble; that we may fear nothing. But He won't force us to love him, he won't make us prisoners for the sake of security. Instead He longs, and we either respond or resist.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
Luke 4:21-30
16 mins 5 secs
Views: 79
The readings for this week are amazing, and I encourage you to read them before Sunday morning. A young Jeremiah is given a voice, Jesus is given a scroll, to proclaim to nations, kingdoms and hometowns. What's is our voice, to whom do we proclaim and what should we fear? Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
Luke 3:15-17 & Luke 3:21-22
14 mins 47 secs
Views: 90
“But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” … “And a voice came from heaven, "You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased." These two verses frame our readings this Sunday and they frame our understanding of the baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our own baptism. In baptism we die to sin and die to self; we are washed clean, filled with the Holy Spirit and begin a new life. With small and stumbling steps we start becoming a new creation.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
Luke 2:1-20 & John 1:1-14
9 mins 17 secs
Views: 76
Jesus is born! Come let us adore him.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
& Luke 3:1-6
20 mins 56 secs
Views: 77
In the midst of messy politics and complex power structures of the Roman Empire, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. This week we consider the beginning of John the Baptist's ministry: how God breaks through circumstances and calls us for His purposes, and what it means to prepare a way for the Lord, both in our hearts and and in our lives.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
Mark 13:1-8
24 mins 36 secs
Views: 87
In this Sunday's Gospel, the disciples are in awe of the formidable masonry of the temple. But Jesus responds by telling them that it will all be undone. As Christians, we live with the knowledge that the world as we know will be undone. As we live through times that feel like our world is coming undone, how are we called to live? Not by throwing tantrums over coffee cups.