Easter Sunday — Upper Room

As we celebrate Easter Sunday with a look at the miracle of the Empty Tomb, we must ask ourselves, why did God choose THIS miracle – the resurrection – to occur?  In fact, it is the one miracle that affects each one of us.  Jesus comes back, and he meets each of us where we are.  […]

Easter Sunday — Sanctuary

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We are here on Easter morning to celebrate the miracle of the Resurrection – the Empty Tomb.  Do you believe in miracles?  Does the resurrection miracle mean anything to us today?  Is it only a story, or does the impact of this miracle still resonate for us even today?  Life for the disciples was bleak and scary […]

Good Friday Tenebrae Service — Sanctuary

Good Friday is the day when Christians commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.  The service of Tenebrae (the name means ‘darkness’ or ‘shadows’) is a Holy Week devotion which traces its roots back to the seventh century.  It is characterized by the gradual darkening of the Sanctuary as candles are extinguished throughout the service.  […]

Maundy Thursday – Upper Room

Maundy Thursday is the Thursday that falls before Easter, believed to be the day when Jesus celebrated his final Passover with His disciples. It was before this meal that Jesus also washed the feet of His disciples in an extraordinary display of humility and grace.  In a like manner, we celebrate this milestone of Holy Week by washing the hands […]

The Miracles of Jesus: Jesus Walks on Water – Upper Room

As we approach Holy Week, our miracle for this Sunday is ‘Jesus Walks on the Water,’ titled ‘Beyond a Super Hero.’  Rev. Cochran compared Jesus’ teaching through miracles to the spectacular heroism of super heroes.  Jesus used his miracles in those days to show the disciples, and today to us, that he was the son of […]

The Miracles of Jesus: Jesus Walks on Water – Sanctuary

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As we approach Holy Week, our miracle for this Sunday is ‘Jesus Walks on the Water,’ titled ‘Keep Your Eyes on Jesus.’  Rev. Schafer reminded us that water is one of God’s greatest gifts, although we don’t always think too much about it.  Water quenches our thirst, it cleanses us when we shower or bathe, […]