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.  

 

Lent, Day 40

A friend recently shared this with me and it seems like a good fit for this Holy Saturday.  It comes from the book, Good News in Bad Times  by John Lozano, who works in campus ministry at Villanova.   "It was "a great stone" (Matthew 27:60) that they put before the tomb of Jesus.  The obstacles to faith are large indeed, and we all know this because we all have them. Often our obstacles seem insurmountable and other people can only help so much in removing them.... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Saturday, April 4, 2015 | 0 comments
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Lent, Day 39

Karl Barth was a brilliant Reformed theologian and he wrote this prayer for Good Friday.   Lord our God, we are gathered here on this day to consider how you have carried out your good, firm will for the world and for all of us, by allowing our Lord Jesus Christ, your dear son, to be captured that we might be free; to be found guilty that we might be found innocent; to suffer that we might rejoice; and to be given over to death that we might live forever. Under our own power, we... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Friday, April 3, 2015 | 0 comments
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Lent, Day 38

Today is Maundy Thursday, the day of Holy Week when we remember Christ's last supper.  Many churches, like ours, also have a tenebrae service in which we read the crucifixion story as the lights slowly go to darkness.  It's a powerful service and I hope you'll join us for our service tonight at 7:30pm. Walter Brueggemann wrote this prayer for Maundy Thursday. The Pivot of Hope This day of dread and betrayal and denial causes a pause in our busyness. Who would have thought... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Thursday, April 2, 2015 | 0 comments
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Lent, Day 37

Brian Wren was a professor at Columbia Seminary when I was there and is the author of many hymns in our hymnal.  He wrote this prayer and while it's really for Maundy Thursday, I wanted to share it with you today. Great God, in Christ you call our name and then receive us as your own, not through some merit, right or claim but by your gracious love alone. We strain to glimpse your mercy-seat and find you kneeling at our feet. Then take the towel, and break the bread,  and... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | 0 comments
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