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  • Cross-bound Reading for the Tuesday of Holy Week

    Published April 15, 2014

    Click here for today's Cross-bound reading, which is part of a resource I wrote for the magazine Presbyterians Today which follows Jesus from Palm Sunday through the cross and on to Easter morning.

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  • Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Caring for all God's Earth

    Published April 14, 2014

    Presbyterians across the country are entering this Holy Week journey mindful of Christ's walk and aware of our connections with God's whole creation. In this evocative time, how do we listen to and with the earth? How do palm branches, the stones on the path, the groaning of creation participate with us in this time of passion?


    As you move through Holy Week, here are a few pieces I recommend spending some time with:


    Palm Sunday sermon by Earth Care Congregation pastor Jeffrey Geary (White Plains, NY):


     Presbyterians for Earth ...

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    From Eco-Journey

  • Easter Children's Sermon

    Published April 14, 2014

    An idea for an Easter Children's sermon.



    Text:  John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10 or, you know, any of the Gospel accounts of the women arriving at the empty tomb.


    Lesson:  God’s love can turn our disappointment into a surprise. 


    What you will need: 

    2 large plastic Easter eggs filled with candy,

    1 large plastic Easter egg left empty

    Candy to give to each child at the end (optional).


    Show the Easter eggs to the children.  Ask them what you have.  They will, of course, know right away. 


    Take one of the filled eggs and shake it ...

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    From Explorations in Just Living

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