The husk that brings new life

This sermon was prepared for St. John’s United’s Sunday service, live-streamed on April 5, 2020. Based on John 12:12-36 for Palm Sunday, Year A. “I tell you the truth: unless a grain of wheat is planted in the ground and dies, it remains a solitary seed. But when it is planted, it produces in deathContinue reading “The husk that brings new life”

How to make your Easter feel sacred when you’re stuck at home

So you’re stuck at home, self-isolating, and wondering what you’re going to do to make Holy Week feel, well, holy! Where you might normally go out to church to participate in the stations of the cross, a Maundy Thursday supper and foot-washing, a Good Friday service, and the big finale – Easter Sunday service! – now you’re at home with your cat. The question has to be asked, what can we do at home to make this Easter still feel like Easter? Here is a list of activities suitable for folks of all ages that you can try to make this coming week feel special.