Text: John 20:1-18 My wife and I have some dear friends who are ex-Episcopalians. I don’t mean any of those “continuing” or “traditional” Anglican churches. No, I mean the mainline, warts and all. From time to time they will compare the various strengths and weaknesses between The Episcopal Church and Reformed churches like ours, and…

Today is Good Friday, and we will be celebrating a special service tonight at 5:30pm. Different people keep this holiday differently, and different traditions within the Christian church have placed different emphases on it. One of the most famous of these traditions is the one represented by Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. They stress the…

Text: John 12:9-19 Palm Sunday is when Christians remember and celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The basic story is familiar enough. He rode into town on a donkey, being greeted by a jubilant crowd who hailed him to be their king. But this celebration was short-lived, as Palm Sunday inevitably lead to Good Friday,…

Palm Sunday is tomorrow, and we’re excited! We spent today collecting palm branches from around town. We’ve got big ones and small ones, and we were sure to cut those sharp points off. The branches will decorate the sanctuary tomorrow, and each of the children will also be given one to wave during the opening…

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