Entries by Deane Zeeman

Easter Day

April 1, 2018 READINGS: Isaiah 25: 6-9  ~ Acts 10: 34-43 ~ Mark 16: 1-8 Living into the Hope and Promise of Resurrection Holy Week is exhausting. It’s an emotional rollercoaster that takes us from the high of Palm Sunday to the horror of the cross before allowing us to celebrate the joy of the […]

Lent 5 ~ Written on Our Hearts

March 18, 2018 READINGS: Jeremiah 31: 31-34 ~ Hebrews 5: 5-10 ~ John 12: 20-33 Written on Our Hearts  Some of us were fortunate enough to be born into a generation of parents who took the notion of sacrificial love seriously. It may have been in their nature or it may have been because of […]

Lent 3  ~ Prophetic Acts

March 4, 2018 READINGS:  Exodus 20: 1-7 ~ Psalm 19 ~ John 2: 13-21 Prophetic Acts One of the realities of life is that we all end up serving or following someone or something – be that a person, a religion or an ideology. Christians choose to serve God and follow in the way of […]

Lent 2

February 25, 2018 READINGS: Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16 ~ Romans 4: 13-25 ~ Gospel: Mark 8: 31-38 Spiritual Migration This decade has seen a spike in human migration – large numbers of people moving from one country to another.  Humans migrate for a variety of reasons: some are escaping war zones in search of peace; […]

Lent 1

February 18, 2018 READINGS: Genesis 9: 8-17 ~ 1 Peter 3:18-22 ~ Mark 1: 9-15 Temptation Awareness The writer of today’s gospel is a person of very few words. Unlike Matthew and Luke, who go into great storytelling detail about the temptations of Jesus, Mark’s gospel simply says, Jesus was in the wilderness for forty […]

Transfiguration

February 12, 2018 READINGS: 2 Kings 2:1-12 ~ Psalm 50: 1-6 ~ Mark 9: 2-9 At 11’clock on Friday morning, some 250 people gathered at St. James, Morrisburg, to give our friend Sid Irwin a good send off.  The gathering included family, military personnel, clergy, friends and neighbours – and everything in between. At close […]