Author: Barbara (Doll) Creelman
Easter: Empty chairs, tables, and a tomb
Easter: Empty chairs, empty tables, empty tomb
He is Risen!
Mark 16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The Resurrection of Jesus
16 When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” 4 When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. 6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.” 8 So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and.
May we all share in the joy of the resurrection in new and different ways. He is risen! He is risen indeed! Amen
See my Mind Map below that outlines the message.
He is Risen Indeed!
He is Risen!
Listen as I share from the back desk in Denbigh….
Good Friday April 2020
ST. ANDREW’S, ST. LUKE’S, EMMANUEL UNITED CHURCHES OF CANADA
April 10th, 2020
Good Friday Service
Friday ends but Sunday is coming….
One Pair of Hands
May our hands be the one pair for another. We continue to be the hands and feet of the Christ. (from a distance)
Blessings to all,
Song of the day – Tuesday
As we walk together (apart) on this Holy Week.
Continue to watch and pray. Continue to bless as you have been blessed.
Continue in love and hope.
Palm Sunday or is it Psalm Sunday?
Message given – live worship service
Hebrew Reading: Psalm 23
Point form of the message shared today followed by my Mind Map:
- Palm Sunday but no palms, no parade
- No grand celebrations
- No one singing or shouting Hosannas – no one saying “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord
- Perhaps we are still shouting, “Hosanna”
- Save me, save us during this time of sheltering at home
In times of fear or distress, in times of needing comfort and hope we often turn to the 23rd Psalm.
- Beautiful imagery
- Green pastures
- Calm still waters
- The protection of the rod and staff
- We can picture the table – filled with blessings
- We can picture the over-flowing cup
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me – surely, for sure, for certain – our hope is steadfast in this knowledge.
Dwelling in God’s house forever.
- the promise that Jesus gives us – in my Father’s house there are many rooms
- We dwell in God’s house
- At home
- In our communities
- Eventually in our church buildings once again
Regardless of our levels of fear, concern, or even boredom we have faith in the Good Shepherd who cares for us – always and forever.
Be confident in your Hosannas!
- Not only today, Palm Sunday but every day
- God hears our cries, our prayers both, in dark times but also in our joys.
So yes, Hosanna! Hosanna! Hosanna!