Often we rush from the pain of Good Friday to the celebration of Easter Sunday. Yet, it is especially powerful to sit with Jesus on Holy Saturday. This is a day when we can release everything else and just be with Jesus. To turn on Closed Captioning, click on in the Youtube video player. For more messages, return to Bishop's Meditations.
The service commemorates the passing of those who have succumbed to complications from COVID-19 and is now available to share and stream. Blessings to you all this Good Friday! To turn on Closed Captioning, click on in the Youtube video player. For more messages, return to Bishop's Meditations.
On the night when he was betrayed Jesus taught his disciples lessons that have come to us through the millennia. He set the table, broke bread, poured wine and washed the feet of each one gathered. These tangible examples of how to live into his commandment that we love one another as he has loved us help us today as we navigate brokenness in our own lives. To turn on Closed Captioning, click on in the Youtube video player. For more messages, return to Bishop's Meditations.
“What will you give me?” These words of Judas recorded centuries ago have implications in our lives today. What do we trade with the world that limits our trust in Jesus’ vision of the Kindom? Are we willing to give up our perceived power for the true power that Jesus offers to us as servant leaders? Judas is no Jesus. Consider today the transforming love of God that ushers in a new vision of heaven into our lives each day. To turn on Closed Captioning, click on in the Youtube video ...
People of every faith are living in a time of uncertainty, change and sorrow as COVID-19 moves throughout the world. As Christians, Holy Week is a time of deep contemplation as we journey to the cross and to the resurrection of Easter. It is a time to remember that we, not our buildings, are the Church. It is also a time to note that this is a season of High Holy Days for people of many faiths. Our Jewish neighbors are remembering Passover and our Muslim neighbors will be in a time of Ramadan ...
When we forget who and whose we are it is easy for our lives and our churches to become cluttered. This corrupted clutter can sneak up and overwhelm us. As we remember Jesus turning the tables in the Temple, let us also turn the tables in our own lives and faith communities so that we may make room for Jesus’ mission to welcome and care for all. To turn on Closed Captioning, click on in the Youtube video player. For more messages, return to Bishop's Meditations.
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño shares the first of her week long daily devotionals this Palm Sunday. Reaching out with God’s love and gratitude on this very different Palm Sunday, Bishop invites each of us to to lift up Hosannas as she encourages each of us to stay with Jesus all week long through his coming trials. To turn on Closed Captioning, click on in the Youtube video player. Transcript of Today's Morning Devotional Matthew 21:1-11 Blessed Palm Sunday brothers and sisters, siblings ...
Brothers and Sisters, May the loving mercy of Christ our Lord be with you, especially in these days as we with the entire global family suffer the afflictions caused by the Coronavirus. Let us remember the words of the Psalmist, God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. —Psalm 46:1. Christ our Lord has the power to heal us. The Holy Spirit is our faithful comforter and the giver of wisdom in moments beyond our understanding if we will but call upon our God. Some of you ...
Read Psalm 121 Over this last week I have been prayerfully contemplating the words we heard when ashes were placed on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday - You are dust and to dust you shall return. They are particularly thought-provoking words in this year of my life. My beloved maternal grandmother Sofia died at 66, stricken down by cancer. At 66 who my loving mother Rebecca had been, died as Alzheimer’s took her mind and her body. At 66, I miss them still and am ever so conscious of the passing ...
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