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March 24, 2024 Service

In today’s Epistle (Phil 2:5–11) the apostle Paul manages to capture the mystery and majesty of this day in one simple sentence: “And being found in human form, Jesus humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross” (2:8). The humility of Jesus is also accented through the preaching of Zechariah in today’s Old Testament Reading…

March 17, 2024 Service

The Propers for the Fifth Sunday in Lent take us to the heart of our Lord’s saving work on behalf of the whole world. In the Old Testament Reading, the prophet Jeremiah succinctly lays out the Lord’s promise of a new covenant. From this new covenant flows a gracious promise: “For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no…

March 10, 2024 Service

Last week the lectionary gave us one of the most famous readings in all Scripture: the Ten Commandments. This week, the Fourth Sunday in Lent, the lectionary tops that: Ephesians 2:8–9 and John 3:16! So much to say. So much already said. So familiar. Let us listen closely. Link to Service video on Vimeo Link to service bulletin

March 3, 2024 Service

We would not expect a Sunday in Lent to be without confrontation, and the Third Sunday in Lent does not disappoint. Lent is the season of the church year in which we are most powerfully reminded that our sin sent Jesus to the cross. The penitential character of Lent comes into stark relief this Sunday as the sacred confronts the profane. God,…

February 25, 2024 Service

The Propers for the Second Sunday in Lent are filled with promise and hope for the suffering. In the Epistle, Paul explains how “we rejoice in our sufferings” (Rom 5:3). All this hope in suffering is keyed by the Gospel: Jesus bears His cross to accomplish redemption, and His disciples bear theirs as well (Mk 8:31, 34). Welcome to all our brothers…