As we journey through this year’s Holy Week, with our eyes looking toward Easter, our time takes us through a week of mixed emotions. We see the events of what happened in those few days through a 2000-plus-year lens. We know that Sunday is coming. But each year, we are invited to relive the days… Continue Reading An Event Like No Other
We are in the middle of Holy Week, the last week of our Lenten journey. Tomorrow many of us will be commemorating the Holy Meal that has transformed the world. It was and is truly a meal like no other. None of the Gospels share whether this was the first or third Passover Jesus and… Continue Reading A Meal Like No Other
We are about to relive the most anguishing moments in our Savior’s life. Maundy Thursday is still the night that I wish hadn’t occurred. The celebration of that particular Seder meal had to be bittersweet for Jesus and the disciples. This is the night that Hebrews celebrated each year, commemorating the promise that God made… Continue Reading Easter is Coming
Michigan Conference website Lenten Resources page is HERE Bishop Bard has also offered some recommendations for the observance of Ash Wednesday — Click here to view The Lent Kit project below and pictured was submitted by Rev. Ryan Wieland, pastor at Grandville UMC. Lent Kits will be delivered by volunteers on February 15. Each kit… Continue Reading Ash Wednesday & Lenten Resources
It’s snowing as I write this Corner. Mid-April and it’s still snowing. In some ways we have had a very mild winter with few snowfalls over a few inches. I acknowledge that the 70 degrees of last week was only a promise of what is to come. And in some ways, this cold spell helps… Continue Reading How Can I Help?
Sunday was a day of celebration as many churches throughout the District and Conference found innovative ways to commemorate Palm Sunday. Although we were unable to gather in our places of worship to wave palms and shout loud hosannas, I still felt the excitement that this Holy Day brings. I have had the honor of… Continue Reading A Time To Laugh, A Time To Mourn, A Time to Laugh
On Monday, I watched as Notre Dame Cathedral burned. As the steeple fell, engulfed in flames, my heart skipped a beat. I watched the news for hours as the fire continued to burn, not knowing how much of the church would survive. And then the singing began. People gathered all around the building, began to lift… Continue Reading Were You There?