Sermon Remix: Maundy Thursday and Easter

 

This Thursday, inspired by this post “Be a Poet, not a Preacher During Holy Week,” I read three poems during the Maundy Thursday service

For the Dying by John O’Donohue from his book To Bless the Space Between Us 

Kindness, by Naomi Shihab Nye from her book Words Under the Words

and

Fair is Fair by Ann Weems from her book Kneeling in Jerusalem 

The words spoke for themselves! Each poem had something unique to offer, I thought. Enjoy!

On Good Friday we did two Bible Art Journaling Classes that were very well received. We will do more!

Today on Easter, inspired by our resurrection garden, I talked about gardening as a metaphor for resurrection. I repeated the refrain: “They thought they were burying Jesus, but really, they were planting him.” Thank you to The Salt Collective for this language.

I quoted, also, from this amazing, and beautiful article The Challenge of Easter.

For Northwood Members and friends, we were excited to think about how the same shovel that was used to break ground for our church building in 1955 was used to shovel dirt into the garden. Amazing!

Happy Easter to All!