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Eyewitnesses: Companions on the Road to Emmaus

On Easter Sunday we heard from the final eyewitnesses in our worship series—the companions on the road to Emmaus.

We know one of them is named Cleopas, but we don’t know the name of the other. 520 more words


The Great Graham Cracker Miracle

First Methodist Church, Newton, Iowa

What John and Charles Wesley would have thought of my youthful Methodism, I can’t say.

To be frank, I’m not certain I knew during childhood that John Wesley had a brother. 1,179 more words


A Great Thanksgiving For Easter Incorporating Christ the Lord is Risen Today

A Great Thanksgiving For Easter
A Great Thanksgiving is also known as a Eucharistic Prayer or Prayer for Holy Communion. It is used to consecrate the bread and the wine/grape juice. 566 more words

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Tell Me, Dear Tree: A Lenten Hymn of Sacrifice

Jesus’ suffering on the cross was a correct diagnosis and revelation of the human dilemma. It was an invitation to enter into solidarity with the pain of the world, and our own pain, instead of always resisting it, avoiding it, or denying it. 305 more words


De Profundis

De Profundis ~ from Georges Rouault’s series, ‘Miserere et Guerre’

In his fifty-eight print series titled Miserere et Guerre, the French Expressionist painter Georges Rouault struggled over a thirty-five year period with issues of faith, the suffering of Christ, and human cruelty. 758 more words

The Human Condition

man of sorrows

-caravaggio, taking of Christ

‘guilty, vile, and helpless we;

spotless lamb of God was he;

full atonement! can it be?

hallelujah! what a savior!

Lent & Easter