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Traditional Sermon Easter Sunday What a day!  We gather on what is inarguably the greatest day of the Christian year.  Our world gets all hot and bothered about Christmas.  But for the Christian, Easter is the day that matters. Our opening hymn this morning trumpeted the Easyer message from the empty tomb:         Jesus Christ is…

Holy Week Happenings

There are a great number and variety of events taking place at St. Peter’s in our lead up to Holy Week and Easter. Come join us for these events! SATURDAY, MARCH 24 Easter Egg Hunt Come and join us for all of the fun activities including a puppet show, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and of course,…

Ashes to Ashes ….

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL EASTER 5 Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust. The Lord bless him and keep him. The Lord makes his face shine on her and be gracious to her. The Lord look upon him with favor and give her peace.  (LBW Burial of the Dead liturgy) I read these words three times this…

You Are Never Far From Home

Easter 5 Traditional Sermon Grace, peace, and the reconciliation found in love to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. First of all let me wish all the mothers in the room a Happy Mother’s Day.  The relationship between a child and their mother is unlike any other.  Sometimes that relationship is strong and…

The Tale of the Three Trees

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL Easter SUNDAY He is not here; for he has been raised.  (Matthew 28:6)       [Please enjoy this classic anonymous folktale, The Tale of the Three Trees.  It is offered as an Easter devotion.] Once upon a mountain top, three little trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to become when they…

Easter Defines Everything

Easter is a moveable feast. Easter isn’t on the same calendar date every year in the way that Christmas is always celebrated on December 25. The date for Easter each year always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring equinox. Once you find the time of Easter, everything else finds…

Triduum – The Three Days

Triduum Tri-duum Three Days As we enter Holy Week, our thoughts are beginning to turn toward the most holy time in our church calendar. In a couple of short days, we will gather for the great liturgies of the Triduum (tri-duum: literally, three days). Imagined as one event, this is a church service that takes…