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6th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Vici Armsby on 5/09/18

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER - Fr. Randall Patterson

Over the past several months our pastoral council has been exploring what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Jesus refers to his followers as disciples. Author, Sherry Waddell, refers to “intentional” disciples in her writings. Jesus’ disciples obviously are ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Vici Armsby on 5/01/18

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ 2018 - Deacon Brian Lewis

What is discipleship?

Our second reading gives us a blueprint for life as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Our goal in life is simply stated and difficult to live. We must believe in Jesus with all our heart and ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Vici Armsby on 5/01/18

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER - Fr. Randall Patterson

In the early Church – before Jesus was depicted as suffering and dying on the cross – he was depicted as the Good Shepherd.  The cross seems to have been too painful/too inappropriate to be an effective way to portray Jesus.

Jesus says – I ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Easter

Posted by Vici Armsby on 4/16/18

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

We have another appearance of the risen Christ. This time – Jesus makes clear what will be part of every genuine Christian community: his peace – his presence - and his purpose.

He appears to the Apostles – and his ... Read More »

Good Friday 2018

Posted by Vici Armsby on 4/03/18

GOOD FRIDAY - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

The cross has a prominent place in the liturgy of Good Friday. The cross is - perhaps - the central devotion of Christian spirituality. If we could point to any one symbol – that captures everything Jesus said and did – it ... Read More »

Holy Thursday 2018

Posted by Vici Armsby on 4/03/18

HOLY THURSDAY - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

As we gather tonight we come with memories of recent fires and floods and even earthquakes -that have left behind desolation and heartache. Yet in the midst of the chaos – we’ve seen examples of generous service. People rushed to assist their ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Vici Armsby on 3/13/18

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

God so loved he world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life.

This is one of the most well-known and beloved verses of Scripture. It is John 3: 16 – ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Vici Armsby on 3/05/18

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT - Rev. Randall P. Patterson

Today’s Gospel recalls a time when Jesus did some spring-cleaning to the Temple. The Passover was the greatest of Jewish feasts it drew pilgrims from all over the world to celebrate their deliverance from Egypt centuries earlier.

People came from ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Vici Armsby on 2/26/18

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

Someone once called this particular Sunday the “Sunday of mountains.” We have Abraham on Mount Moriah – the redeeming Christ on Mount Calvary – and the Transfigured Christ on Mount Tabor. We are invited to climb these mountains during Lent. ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Lent

Posted by Vici Armsby on 2/20/18

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT   - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

In Arthur Miller’s play - Death of a Salesman – the central character is Willy Loman – an aging salesman – who had been forced to work only on commission. His meager income can’t pay the bills. Yet he refuses ... Read More »