The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
Luke 24:1-12
11 mins 26 secs
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We begin our Easter celebration, with the light of Christ coming into the world, with the whole arc of salvation and with the waters of baptism.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
Mark 16:1-8
13 mins 57 secs
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We continue to celebrate the wonder of an empty tomb, the joyful proclamations of his resurrection, and the implications of life freed from death.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
John 20:19-31
18 mins 14 secs
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This Sunday is the second Sunday of our Easter Season and in our Gospel we read about Jesus appearing to the disciples in the upper room with and without Thomas. Our other readings describe how the early church proclaimed the Gospel and lived out such unity that they became known by their love for each other.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
Luke 24:36-48
15 mins 30 secs
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Happy Easter! This week we celebrate the third Sunday of Easter and hear Luke’s account of Jesus appearing to all the disciples after his conversation on the road to Emmaus. To the two disciples on the road, Jesus “interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures;” to the disciples gathered, “he opened their minds to understand the scriptures.” The theology of the church is based in part on these conversations. The climax of God’s plan for redemption is anticipated, but not obvious in the Old Testament. So it is with minds opened, by truth taught by Jesus and the assistance of the Holy Spirit that we can see where the Old Testament points to the salvation that is accomplished by the Lamb of God.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
John 10:11-18
17 mins 19 secs
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I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11 So begins our Gospel reading for this Sunday. What does it mean to lay down our life in love? Fortunately we are not all called to follow Christ literally to the cross, but the willing sacrifice of our Lord does require a response. It is the most unmerited gift in all of history, but it is also a witness, a model, an example that we are to follow. A shift in how we live; day in, day out; in working and resting; in giving and receiving; in relationships and in solitude.
The Rev. Carole Anderson
John 15:1-18
11 mins 52 secs
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This week our Gospel is John 15:1-8 This passage is one of the farewell discourses found in John, given by Jesus as He prepares his disciples for his coming crucifixion and death. In it we are reminded that Jesus is the vine and we are the branches. Further, that if we remain in Jesus we will bear fruit, but apart from Jesus we can do nothing. How do we remain in Jesus, much less bear fruit? How do we abide or live in Jesus?