The Rev. Carole Anderson
John 20:19-33
14 mins 37 secs
Views: 110
On Pentecost Sunday we move from the "in between time" that Ginny spoke of last week to the fulfillment of the promise made by Jesus to his disciples. We will discuss the difference between the giving of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament and dramatic arrival of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. We will see that even though we may not be able to see the outcome, God always has another and better plan.
Ginny Barry
John 17:1-11
13 mins 11 secs
Views: 109
This week we focus on the "in between time:" the time between Jesus' Ascension after His resurrection and Pentecost, when the gift of the Holy Spirit was given. What happened in that intentional time gap? In this season of graduations, engagements, and weddings, our hearts can be full of hope and dreams for the future as we anticipate these important milestones. So much potential - unlimited possibilities - but they can't be realized without important preparation beforehand. Jesus' disciples model for us how we too can prepare for and anticipate the powerful promise Jesus gave them then, and gives us today.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
John 14:15-21
10 mins 30 secs
Views: 118
”I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.”
The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
15 mins 59 secs
Views: 104
Jesus told his disciples that he was going to prepare a place for them in his Father's House. He went on to tell them that whatever they prayed for in his name would be given them. It really feels like a bit of a non-sequiter until we understand what it means to pray in Jesus' name. Hint: its not dramatically invoking the name of Jesus to power one's prayer. Nor is it about getting what we want. It is rooted in something else Jesus says in this week's Gospel "I am the way, the truth, and the life". This week we will explore this exclusive claim and how embracing the life Jesus offers us allows us to ask for things in his name. And of course we will pray in Jesus' name.
The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
John 10:1-10
14 mins 29 secs
Views: 117
There is a right way to live and a wrong way to live. That isn't politically correct but it is true. The right way to live requires us to align ourselves with God in Jesus Christ. Every other way is, in various degrees and ways, wrong. This week we will reflect on Jesus' not so politically correct statement that he is the Gate that leads to life.
The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
Luke 24:13-35
14 mins 4 secs
Views: 127
Easter Season, the Great 50 Days as opposed to the 40 Days of Lent, focuses on Jesus' ressurection and particularly about the many times he appeared to his Disciples. In this week's Gospel, Jesus joins two of his dejected followers as they leave Jerusalem. They are on the road to Emmaus as they tell him what happened. What happened is Eucharist! They knew him in the breaking of the bread. How amazing is Holy Communion. This week we'll talk all about it.
The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
John 20:19-31
13 mins 37 secs
Views: 77
Jesus appears to his disciples in his risen body. He appears amongst them and speaks to them. What he says is life changing and life giving. This moment was one of the moments where God takes broken people, heals them, and uses them in powerful ways to usher in the Kingdom of God.
The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
John 20:1-18
15 mins 30 secs
Views: 140
Easter changes our lives. Easter is a victory celebration. Better than a Stanley Cup or Super Bowl Victory, which while fun is not life changing or of eternal significance. Easter changes the way we live our lives. On Easter Sunday we celebrate Jesus' Victory over Sin and Death! In Jesus we have freedom from the fears that stalk and drives non believers. We do not fear Death and know that we may be freed from the bondage of Sin. Jesus has Risen! We who abide in him share in his victory. Come let us celebrate!
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
John 18:1-19:42
8 mins 42 secs
Views: 83
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The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
John 9:1-41
13 mins 40 secs
Views: 89
We have reached the halfway point in Lent and have begun our final preparation for Easter. This Sunday's Gospel from John reflects this focus. We hear about the event that precipitated active plotting of Jesus' arrest and crucifixion. This Sunday we will recall the story and reflect on the ways it applies to our current life as Jesus' disciples. We will acknowledge that we too want to limit God's activity in and influence upon our lives. We will pray for Grace and give thanks that once we were blind but now we too see.