Weekly Prayer: 4/7

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God of new life, As we journey through the myriad of challenges and emotions Holy Week brings, fill us all with the hope of new life. Empower me to rely on your love, your care, and your strength as I face challenges and struggles that overwhelm me. Help me to seek your help, your hope, and your promise of new …

Holy Week Options

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In the week between Palm Sunday and Easter, Christians across the globe mark significant parts of Jesus’ life leading up to his crucifixion and death in Jerusalem. This year, since gathering in person for worship is unwise due to Covid-19 and the need for sheltering in place, there are many opportunities to join Christian communities through online services and other …

holy week. every week.

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Holy week certainly involves a wide range of emotions. We begin with Palm Sunday and Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem surrounded by the crowds celebrating and shouting Hosanna with hope and expectation.  Maundy Thursday brings a quiet, intimate and powerful evening where Jesus gathers the disciples over a meal. He uses bread and wine to invite his followers into a …

Maundy Thursday Zoom

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 Human beings tell stories in order to make sense of the world.  The Bible is a collection of stories that help us make sense of who God is, and who we are as the people of God.  These stories are joyful, sad, difficult, even funny, like all the stories that matter to us.   On Maundy Thursday, we will share stories …

John 11:1-45

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1Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus was ill. 3So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” 4But when Jesus heard it, he said, “This illness …

Weekly Prayer: 3/31

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God of life, When I have no reason to hope, be with me. When I grieve and mourn, be with me. When I am broken and struggling, be with me. When I see nothing good, be with me. Transform my sorrow. Renew my hope. Show me that you are always doing what is unexpected. Lift my spirit. Remind me that …

Gathering Online / Holden Evening Prayer

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Tonight at 8 pm, we will gather via zoom to check in and see how everyone is doing for a few minutes. About 8:10 pm, we’ll gather prayers and volunteers for reading and leading music, then through the magic of YouTube, join the community at Holden Village for evening prayer. If you’d like the worship booklet, you can find it …

Zoom Gatherings!

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Yep. We are offering times to gather and chat, relax, connect together each week! Check our calendar for times and links for Zoom Gatherings on Sunday at 8 pm, and during Pop Up Office Hours around lunchtime during the week. Stop in for a while. Share your experiences. Pray together. Know that you are not alone. Beginning Thursday, March 26, …

John 9:1-41

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As [Jesus] walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me …

Weekly Prayer: 3/24

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God of Healing, You bring healing and transformation into my life in countless ways. Heal what is broken in my life today. Give strength and health to my body. Give wisdom and health to my mind. Give peace and health to my spirit. Give compassion and health to my relationships. Give hope and health to my future. Help me to …