Holy Week Schedule

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An outline of this week’s services and opportunities

Palm Sunday reminds us of both Hope and Suffering, preached by Winton Boyd on April 13, 2014

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We revisit Palm Sunday in order to re-enter this deeply spiritual truth shared by religions and mystics and seekers the world over. We do so to rid ourselves again of the illusion that life is fair, that pain can be eliminated, that happiness comes without cost.

Condemnation of Jesus, preached by Winton Boyd on April 6, 2014

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We’ve been making our way through the stories of Holy Week and today we have this final condemnation, in which the powers of the state, the powers of the religious community, and the truth told by one individual, all collide.  In it we see this seemingly irrational and vehement opposition to Jesus.  Something he did […]

Belonging to the Truth, preached by Tammy Martens on March 30

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recognized that in our global, postmodern culture, truth is not an easy concept for us. Rather it is a term that is elusive and complex, likely to generate doubt, confusion, and division. In a world of lies, spins, and half-truths, I had to confess to myself that thinking about “God as truth” was very difficult for me.

Maundy Thursday – Middle Eastern Meals shared in homes

In the Christian tradition, Maundy Thursday (the Thursday before Easter) marks the ‘last supper’ of Jesus when he dined with friends, washed their feet and broke bread and drank wine with them.  As we re- enact this meal, we highlight Jesus’ ‘new commandment’ of love. At ORUCC, we celebrate Maundy Thursday around the dinner table. […]