The Fourth Station

Background:  It is not recorded in the Bible, but Catholic tradition remembers that on the path to the cross, Jesus met his mother.   The fourth station is marked by a large archway. Reflect:   It is said that there is nothing like a mother’s love.    Perhaps another way to say it is that a mother’s love … [Read more…]

Station 3

Background:   The bible records that Simon of Cyrene was conscripted to help Jesus carry his cross.   While it is not stated in the Bible explicitly, it would make logical sense that Jesus was having difficulty carrying the cross which is why he needed help.   This station marks the first time that Jesus fell under the … [Read more…]

The Second Station

Background:   The second station marks Jesus receiving the cross. A chapel directly across from the first station marks this part of the journey. Read:  John 19:16-17 Reflect:  Jesus knew what he had to do, but that did not mean the burden was going to be easy.   The burden that Jesus carried was physical as well … [Read more…]

The First Station

Background: The Via Delarosa begins with two beautiful and well-furnished chapels.  The first one remembers Jesus being sentenced to death and flogged. Read:  John 19:4-6 Reflect:   We have to wonder, how many in the crowd that Friday morning were present on Palm Sunday or during the week Jesus taught in the temple courts?   How many people … [Read more…]

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Virtual Worship April 5th, 2020 Welcome! While we can not gather in person we can still worship as a faith community.   Please leave comments and join in the conversation on our Facebook page. We are here to accomplish our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We are … [Read more…]

Rebels

Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11 If you spend any amount of time with me, something that becomes evident quickly is that I love Star Wars.   I have a ton of reasons why I think stories about space wizards with laser swords that take place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away are the … [Read more…]

Virtual Worship March 29th

Virtual Worship March 29th, 2020 Welcome! While we can not gather in person we can still worship as a faith community.   Please leave comments and join in the conversation on our Facebook page. We are here to accomplish our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We are … [Read more…]

Jesus Wept

Scripture:  John 11:17-44 Last week Disney made a surprise announcement that Onward, the most recent Pixar movie, was coming out for digital release and Disney+ early.   Given that no one can go to movie theaters right now, that made a lot of sense. We have Disney+ and if my kids have not already watched … [Read more…]

Pastor’s April 2020 Article

When Bishop Tremble, the episcopal leader of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, announced that churches should not meet for four weeks, I think all pastors immediately grabbed a calendar to look ahead.   It was with shock and disappointment that I think all of these pastors realized that Easter was included in this … [Read more…]

Virtual Worship March 22nd

Virtual Worship March 22nd, 2020 Welcome! While we can not gather in person we can still worship as a faith community.   Please leave comments and join in the conversation on our Facebook page. We are here to accomplish our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We are here … [Read more…]