Category: Lent

Hymn for Lent (Day 12): The God of Abraham praise

This will be our opening hymn at the principal Holy Eucharist at Christ Church. Who says you have to sing dour hymns during Lent? Not me, that’s for sure. Check out the excellent videos...

Eco-Palms

Palm Sunday is really, really bad for our planet. Most palms come from unsustainable sources. That means your church celebration is contributing to deforestation. But there’s an alternative. You can use Eco-Palms. As the...

BREAKING: News about asses

We were thinking about Holy Week here at Christ Church. We wondered what it would be like to have a more realistic Palm Sunday procession. Naturally, we visited the following website. http://www.rentadonkey.com/ That settles...

Sermon thoughts for Lent 2

I am not preaching this Sunday, because I’ll be savoring an ongoing sermon series offered by my brilliant colleague, the Rev’d Melody Shobe. Still, I had occasion to do some thinking about the lections...

Words from Blessed Polycarp

Today the Church commemorates Polycarp, bishop and martyr. He lived from the mid-first century to the mid-second century. His only surviving work is a letter, “Polycarp to the Philippians“. I’m fascinated by those from...