Holy Saturday April 19

Scriptures for today Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 Matthew 27:57-66 John 19:38-42 1 Peter 4:1-8 Job 14:1-14 Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24 Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 In the passage from Psalm 31 we have a man who is terrified of his enemies, but he has enough faith in God to beg for God’s help, for God to be a refuge, […]

Good Friday April 18

Scriptures for today Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 22 John 18:1-19; 42 Reflection on Isaiah 52:13-53:12
 
 Titles from Handel’s Messiah Part 2
  22. Behold the Lamb of God
     23. “He was despised and rejected by men”
     24. Surely he hath borne our griefs
     25. And with his stripes we are healed
     26. “All we […]

Holy Thursday April 17

Scriptures for today John 13:1-17 John 13:31b-35 Exodus 12:1-14 
I Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17 My participation in the Lenten reflection is way out of my comfort zone, but I decided that it would be a good Lenten journey for me, rather than denying myself of something, I prefer to add a spiritual challenge to honour […]

Wednesday of the Holy Week April 16

Scriptures for today Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 70 Hebrews 12:1-3 John 13:21-32 Of the four scriptures I was given on which to reflect I chose Hebrews 12:1-3.  I read the others from Isaiah, Psalms and John.  They did not speak to me in the way the passage from Hebrews did; in fact, I did not know […]

Tuesday of the Holy Week April 15

Scriptures for today Psalm 71:1-14 
Isaiah 49:1-7 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 
John 12:20-36 The ancient world was in turmoil. Our world today is in turmoil. The ancient peoples called for hope and trust in God. Today we also pray for hope and trust in God. “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”  ♥ […]

Monday of the Holy Week April 14

Scriptures for today Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 36:5-11 Hebrews 9:11-15 John 12:1-11 Isaiah is one of the towering prophets of the Old Testament.  The entire book that is attributed to Isaiah is filled with references to justice.    He says, “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put […]

Palm Sunday April 13

Scriptures for today Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 Matthew 21:1-11 Isaiah 50:4-9 Psalm 118 God’s love endures forever!  Never to be forgotten!  However, God repeatedly reverses people’s status and fortune.  Look beyond the obvious of rich is rich, poor is poor.  Instead see that up is down and down is up! The needy are satisfied, the arrogant […]

Lenten Reflection for April 12

Scriptures for today Psalm 31:9-16 
Lamentations 3:55-66 Mark 10:32-34 Psalm 31 and Lamentations 3 were written by individuals who were suffering. The psalm talks of social rejection and physical pain. But the psalmist trusts in God: “I trusted in thee, O Lord. I said, Thou art my God”. Likewise, Jeremiah is imprisoned in a “low […]

Knox Adventure Tours – Our first day trip

A Rosebud Lunch Theatre Outing When:  Saturday June 07 @ 9:30am – 5:30pm Cost:  $90 (Includes bus, lunch, theatre tickets and GST) Play:  Chickens, by Lucia Frangione An “uproariously funny musical” in which Pal escapes from his woes of bankruptcy and immerses himself in the world of raising exotic chickens while his wife, Liza, tries to […]

Lenten Reflection for April 11

Scriptures for today Psalm 31:9-16 Job 13:13-19 Philippians 1:21-30 Job 13: 13-19 I think this passage expresses how frustrated Job is with his present circumstances of hopelessness, loss, impoverishment and illness. He is depicted by the author as ranting to a friend, but it could also be his “inside voice” in debate with God. He […]