March 28 Edevotional – Holy Week

From Ash Wednesday to Holy Week Wednesday. It is quite a journey. In a few days we will again sit at a body of ashes, of grief and despair, where hope has seemed to disappear into violence and death. Yet the words of one of our youngest at our Ash Wednesday gathering in the middle of the labyrinth, when we smudged palms ashes on our foreheads in the shape of a cross; “Looks like you have Jesus on your head,” keep ringing in my ears. Perhaps our children and young people will show the way of seeing Jesus in this week’s ashes. The children, the poets, musicians, artists, storytellers, and playwrights keep the hope of love’s revolution alive when the ashes of hate and selfishness feel overwhelming. We know the ending to this week’s story. Looks like Jesus in the loaf of bread and the shared cup. Looks like Jesus standing in 17, 18 moments of silence before the authorities. Looks like Jesus with arms up high and drops of sweat like drops of blood running down his forehead. Looks like Jesus at the ashes of a tomb. “Looks like you have Jesus on your forehead.”

Pastor Sherrie

 

HAPPENINGS

Book Club – tonight at 7:00, 2203 Illinois Rd.

Maundy Thursday – 6:30, in Library of NUMC, Taize worship and Communion

Good Friday – 6:30 at NUMC, Tennebrae worship service

Book Study – Holy Saturday, 9:30 a.m. in Room 9 at NUMC

Easter Breakfast – Sunday, 8:15 – 9:45 a.m. NUMC

Easter Celebration – Sunday, 10 a.m. with Holy Communion

Easter Egg Hunt and Fellowship – Sunday, 11:00 a.m. NUMC

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