Easter Monday

Fellow Sojourners, 05 April 2021 Before we go… The Lord is Risen! He is risen! Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed, and, by His death and resurrection, we have moved from darkness into the light, and from sin and shame into a new freedom with life in Him. As a …

He is here, Halleluiah!

Easter Sunday, Year B 4 April 2021 Reading:John 20: 1- 18 Scripture: “…I have seen the Lord…”(John 20:18) Reflection: The Easter story, for the foundational members of the Christian community, begins in darkness and despair that initially turn them away from the place of victory over death “… for as …

Farewell to fear

Holy Saturday, Year B 3 April 2021 Scripture: Lamentations 3:1-9,   John 19:38 – 42 Reading: “He has besieged and enveloped me with bitterness and tribulation; he has made me sit in darkness like the dead of long ago.” (Lamentations 3:5-6) Reflection:In pre-pandemic times, today would be characterized by our joyful …

The Magnetism of the Cross

Good Friday, Year B 2 April 2021 Scripture: John 18:1-19:42 Reading:“ They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it with the spices in linen cloths, according to the burial custom of the Jews.”(John 18:40) Reflection:Each year on Good Friday, the Gospel reading repeats John’s lengthy description of the trumped-up religious-political …

Accept that you need me

Reading: John 13:1-17, 31-35 Scripture:  Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.”  (John 13:8) Reflection:  The journey of Lent ends today, and we now move to absorb and celebrate the events of the Three Great …

Reasons to Endure

31 March 2021 Reasons to Endure Reading: Hebrews 12: 1 – 3 Scripture: “…let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us…” (Hebrews 12:1) Reflection: Nowhere in the Bible does it say that the Christian life will be easy. In fact, the opposite is often true. Knowing that it is …

Growing Old by the Grace of God

St. Jude’s Church                                          Stony Hill Growing Old by the Grace of God Reading: Psalm 71: 1 – 14 Scripture: “My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all day long. Do not cast me off in the time of old age; do not forsake me when my strength is spent…” (Psalm …

He served…

Monday in Holy Week, Year B 29 March 2021 He served… Reading: Isaiah 42: 1-9 Scripture: ““Here is my servant, whom I uphold…” (Isaiah 42: 1) Reflection:   The passage we read today, is one of four poems in Isaiah, known as, “Servant Songs” or “The Songs of the Suffering Servant”.  From them we …

Palms and Crosses

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday, Year B 28 March 2021 The Collect: Almighty and ever living God, in Your tender love for the human race, You sent Your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon Him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the …

How can I keep my way pure?

Reading: Psalm 119:9-16 Scripture: “With my whole heart I seek you; do not let me stray from your commandments.” (Psalm 119:10) Reflection: The psalmist lists a method or approach, a set of rules and guidelines designed to help keep the focus on doing the right thing, living in accordance with His statutes. …

How can I keep my way pure?

Reading: Psalm 119:9-16 Scripture: “With my whole heart I seek you; do not let me stray from your commandments.” (Psalm 119:10) Reflection: The psalmist lists a method or approach, a set of rules and guidelines designed to help keep the focus on doing the right thing, living in accordance with His statutes. …

Recognizing the voice of God

St. Jude’s Church                                          Stony HillOur Lenten Journey Daily Reflections for Lent 2021by The St. Jude’s WritersFriday in the Fifth Week of Lent, Year B26 March 2021 Reading: John 12: 20-33 Scripture:“Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say-‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it is for this reason that …