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Archives: March 2018

Mar 29, 2018 - Kent French

This week we retell the old, familiar story. 

Three days of it are heart-rendering, gruesome, heavy, horrific, devastating. Hard stuff.

And then it all turns glorious, sunshiny, radiant, hopeful, exuberant. Fun stuff.

It’s a roller-coaster week. One that is important for us to re-trace on a regular basis. Why? Because it’s a story about how the world works. It’s the genesis of our faith story. It’s human...

Mar 22, 2018 - Amy Norton

Grace to you and peace, from the One who is and was and is to come!

My friends, Holy Week is upon us! This is a roller-coaster of a week where we follow the story of Jesus’s ‘triumphal’ entry into Jerusalem, through the story of the last supper and the betrayal, to the crucifixion and Jesus’s death, finally arriving at Easter. But I’m getting ahead of myself. 

It’s an easy thing to do, though, come to think of it…to race ahead to the finish line, to leap from the...

Mar 15, 2018 - Kent French

This Sunday, we return to the narrative lectionary and our reading of texts from John's Gospel that we normally only hear during Holy Week.

We will hear about Roman Governor Pontius Pilate's questioning of Jesus and the crowds, trying to determine whether he should follow the people's pleas to send this radical self-proclaimed messiah to his death or follow his own indifference and just let him go free (...

Mar 08, 2018 - Kent French

For five years now, we have had the great blessing to share worship once a year with our friends at Temple Shir Tikva, both with shabbat services at their home in Wayland and Sunday morning worship here in Brookline. Susan, our Minister of Music, and Shir Tikva's Cantor, Hollis, have forged this...