by Haley Scharf Today’s post on Redeemer Journal is by Haley Scharf, who in the past has blogged about theological literature for children at aslanslibrary.wordpress.com. Individual reviews of most of the books she mentions below can be found there. One of the ways my children have become familiar with the rhythms of the church year […]
By Joshua Ford Throughout our worship services, we encounter many exclamations uttered by the laity. “Kyrie elëison,” “Alleluia,” “Hosanna in the highest,” “Hear our prayer,” “Thanks be to God,” and the all-important “Amen” are peppered throughout the liturgical practices of the Church across time. But what do they mean? What function or role do they […]
By Andy Bramsen Your love must be sincere. Detest what is evil; cling to what is good… Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. Have the same attitude toward all… If possible, live peaceably with everyone. (Romans 12:9, 15-16a, 18) These past few days have been heart-wrenching. Two young African-American men killed […]
On Maundy Thursday, we reflect upon the events of the night before Jesus’s crucifixion. We remember how Jesus broke bread for his disciples, saying: “Take; this is my body”, and offered them a cup of wine saying: “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many” Mk. 14:22-24. In our worship […]
Good Friday is a commemoration of the crucifixion and death of our Savior Jesus Christ. Through prayers, songs, and other expressions of worship, we will offer thanksgiving for Jesus’s sacrifice on our behalf. This worship service will last approximately one hour.
Each and every Sunday is a celebration of Jesus’s resurrection and God’s victory over sin and death, but our celebration on Easter Sunday is especially sweet. We hope you are able to join us on this most joyful day of the Church Year. We invite you to bring bells to ring at proclamations of “Alleluia” […]