Sunday Mar 29, 2020 – Fifth Sunday in Lent sermon: New Life Lutheran Church, Dripping Springs, Texas Carmen Retzlaff Ezekiel 37:1-14; John 11:1-45 What beautiful stories we have today —stories of life coming out of death. What a word to each of us in these times of staying at home and waiting for the virus wave to come through our country and our communities. What a time to think of life emerging from a time of rest. The land is waking up around us - here at New Life bluebird
The beautiful Psalm 130 is our Psalm in worship this week (online 9AM Sunday). Thanks to Tess Shearer for this adaptation of devotional materials by Erica Schemper. Tess was setting up these stations for us at New Life during Lent, and we were enjoying this hands-on way to experience the Psalms. Now she is giving us ideas for setting up the stations each week in our homes, worshiping in yet another new way. (Photo: Mediterranean Sea, Haifa, Israel, Carmen Retzlaff) PRAYER STA
John 19: 6, 15-17 Jesus bears the cross 7 Seventh Station: Jesus Bears the Cross When the chief priests and the guards saw [Jesus] they cried out, "Crucify him, crucify him!" Pilate said to them, "Take him yourselves and crucify him. I find no guilt in him." ... They cried out, "Take him away, take him away! Crucify him!" Pilate said to them, "Shall I crucify your king?" The chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar." Then he handed him over to them to be crucified.
Following Jesus is Messy Sermon: 3-22-20 Carmen Retzlaff New Life Lutheran Church of Dripping Springs, Texas John 9:1-41 9 As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. 4 We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no
While we were gathering together this Lenten season, Tess Shearer was making interactive Lenten prayer stations for us that went with the Psalm for each week. This week, the 4th Sunday in Lent, we have the beloved Psalm 23. And since we will be gathering in new ways - online and in prayer - here is the explanation of the prayer station and ideas to make a station at home! FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT, MARCH 22...PSALM 23: 5 “YOU PREPARE A TABLE BEFORE ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MY ENEMIE
A service with prayers, scripture, and divine time of quiet in nature: On this day of equal light and dark, night and day, we quietly watch the sunset together. Where we are We are in the Texas Hill Country, Barton Creek & Colorado River watersheds, above the Trinity Aquifer, the ancestral land of the Tonkawa people. Invitation Today, the Spring Equinox, is one of the two days of the year in which the light and dark, day and night, are equal. Since the winter solstice, the ax
Lent Wednesday Message Wed- Mar 18, 2020 Mark 15: 1-5, 15 Jesus judged by Pilate Mark 15:1-5 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Jesus before Pilate 15 As soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. They bound Jesus, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate. 2 Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” He answered him, “You say so.” 3 Then the chief priests accused him of many things. 4 Pilate aske
Sunday Mar 15, 2020 – Third Sunday in Lent John 4:5-42 Sermon: Drink from this well Carmen Retzlaff, New Life Lutheran Church, Dripping Springs, Texas 5 So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon. 7 A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” 8 (His disciples had gone to