“Before the Church hears about Jesus’ death we hear about God opening graves breathing life into long-dead bones with long-dead muscle, sinew, and skin. As we come to the end of Lent we hear about opening graves because that’s what Lent is about.”
Jesus is the living water who knows everything we’ve ever done and calls us still to the well of that living water… Fasting, the most well known practice, is done so that we’re ready to meet Jesus by the well, to meet him by the font at the Easter Vigil… Jesus has come to bring us and to be for us a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.
Let us pray for the Church, for its witness, mission, and ministry. Pray that life be breathed into it. Let us pray for the Church, for its leaders and unity. Pray for Francis; the bishop of Rome, Bartholomew, the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople; Justin, the Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael, the Presiding Bishop; Melissa and Brian;
Almighty God, we pray for Your Church and all who follow You. Today we especially pray for The Anglican Church of Southern Africa; St. Paul’s, Seattle; and St. Peter’s, Seattle. Guide the leaders of Your Church, especially our presiding Bishop Michael; our Bishop Provisional Melissa; and our priest Joseph. Let all Christians be known by
Creator God, bless the faithful, those struggling to be faithful, our own church community of St. Hilda St. Patrick, and religious leaders around the world. We ask your blessings especially for St. John the Baptist, Seattle, and Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle, as well as for the Church of South India (United) God of love, hear
Palm Sunday: The Sunday of the Passion – Sunday, April 2 9:30 a.m. in-person and streamed Bulletin for Palm Sunday View the live stream here The hinge between Lent (learning to live as one of Jesus’ disciples) and Holy Week (remembering Jesus’ last days and death). Recounting Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem with a palm
Lord, we pray for those whom you have called to teach and lead our communities of faith in the Episcopal church, especially Joseph, Melissa, and Michael. In the Anglican Communion, we pray for Church of the Province of South East Asia. In our Diocese of Olympia, we pray for Ascension, Seattle; Epiphany, Seattle; and St.
ReBorn Spiritual rebirth, Re-birth, Born again, Reborn, Reawakened, Found, or Redeemed all mean one thing, transformation. Simply put, we become believers in Jesus. We choose to reject the persuasion of others and Jesus becomes the influencer of our thoughts, words and actions in relationships and those we direct toward ourselves. It is a Calling, not