The Front Page

Welcome to the Front Page, the digital cover of the Wayne Press.  Here we will share with you things that can't be captured in our newsletter--videos, music, color photographs--as well as articles that reflect on faith and life.  


Oddball question #1: Why is it called Maundy Thursday?

I'm starting a new feature here: the oddball question, the question you've always wanted to know but never asked--what does 'Maudy' mean, for instance?  Why do we call it 'Good' Friday?  Why do we say 'catholic' church in the Apostles' creed?  If you have a question, you'd like me to ferret out, leave it in the comments. Maundy.  This one is fairly easy.  Maundy is a shortened version of mandatum , the Latin word for commandment.  In John 13:34, Jesus says, "I... Read More
Posted by Casey Thompson at Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 0 comments
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"Where charity and love are,

God is there."  "Ubi Caritas et Amor, Deus ibi est" begins this ancient Christian hymn. As we prepare for tonight's Maundy Thursday service, this text and tune have been on my mind.  Both are favorites of mine and this ancient hymn is a source of inspiration for many of today's choral composers.  From Maurice Durufle's setting to Ola Gjeilo's recently published arrangement to the composed setting by Paul Mealor sung at the Royal Wedding, more octavos using this text (and often... Read More
Posted by Tim Evers at Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 0 comments
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Lenten Practices

At a recent adult education forum, the pastors answered a variety of questions from what was a favorite book as a child to what do we struggle with when it comes to matters of faith.  As we journey through this Holy Week, I wanted to share with you what Aisha, I, and Andy Greenhow said about our faith practices this Lent.  Lent is a time of reflection and a time to look at our relationship with God.  For a few of us, it's also been a time to extend ourselves some grace, to find... Read More
Posted by Casey Thompson at Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 1 comments
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To The Church of Reluctant Risk Takers…

This past February, I had the pleasure of serving with my brother and co-conspirator in the ministry, Rev. Bill Golderer, at the NEXT CHURCH conference. We talked about the risky business of serving on a "church-initiated" administrative commission. We talked about the courage it takes to invite DIFFERENT people into your space to help cast a vision and implement change in the church and in the world. We got a little personal as I confessed my apprehension of becoming friends with... Read More
Posted by Aisha Brooks-Lytle at Monday, March 25, 2013 | 1 comments
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The Bright Colors of a Bountiful Easter Basket

It was wonderful for me to be part of Saturday morning's Deacon Easter Basket drop- off.   Historically, I have loved drop-off days from the perspective of shopping, filling boxes, and taking the boxes to church (especially when waiting in a long line of cars stretching from our parking lot out North Wayne Avenue and under the train station bridge, knowing what we were all gathering for.)      But it was even more fun for me this year, as the ‘new’ pastoral liaison to... Read More
Posted by Anne Clark Duncan at Monday, March 25, 2013 | 0 comments
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Why We Sing

It is both a pleasure and an honor to lead the singers who choose to make music in this time and at this place.  We are many.  We are varied in experience and circumstance but come together through the joy of singing choral music.  Music so designed is the medium that binds us even more than faith!  It opens the door to deeper understanding and joy.  Every singer comes with a personal belief as unique as their life.   In the moment music is made, there is a... Read More
Posted by Jeff Fowler at Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 1 comments
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