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As we conclude this journey through the Gospel of Mark, we arrive at both ending and beginning. This selected text includes a brief excerpt from the drama of Jesus’ arrest. But this isn’t where the story ends. When the world is at its darkest, the sun begins to rise. Just as Jesus has defied social norms throughout his life, he even defies death.
As we continue in the passion narrative in the Gospel of Mark, we come to a moment that is among the most holy in our Worship experience. Among the various Christian traditions, a near universal celebration is the sacrament of Holy Communion, rooted in this text.
In this Sunday’s text, we learn that it’s not just the religious leaders who are frustrated about Jesus’ presence and teaching. As it turns out, there are even some in Jesus’ inner circle who become angry. But Jesus teaches that their priorities are – once again – off the mark.
When Religion Gets in the Way
This Sunday’s text may feel peculiar. Why would these religious leaders be criticizing people for the way they wash their hands? Is this simply about hygiene? Or is it something more?
Not in This Town
As we continue from last week’s text, we find ourselves deep into questions of identity and awareness. Is Jesus an amazing teacher and healer, is he the carpenter’s son who grew up in town?
We Believe: The Church
Continuing through the Apostles’ Creed, we explore what it means to be the church. It’s not just about showing up in worship every once in a while…
We Believe: Life Everlasting
This week’s focus is connected to the Easter story and resurrection. The mention of resurrection in the Apostles’ Creed is brief, so what impact does it have on our faith today?
We Believe: Jesus
This week’s focus is the major portion of the creed, focusing on Jesus. Quite a few theological statements are claimed in this central section of the creed. This week we will explore what The Apostles’ Creed claims about Jesus and how these central claims form our faith.
Doubting Thomas and the Bad Rap
This first Sunday after Easter, we may still be absorbing the wonder of Jesus’ resurrection – or perhaps, like Thomas, we want more certainty.
Jesus Christ Superstar
This Sunday is Easter Sunday! We will have many ways of celebrating the day including a sunrise service with our neighbors from The Water’s Edge in Ocean Beach, a fundraiser breakfast, our traditional services including a brass quintet, and an Easter egg hunt for children.