Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts

Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts – screening at Holy Cross – June 4

Join us on Tuesday June 4 at 7pm for a special screening – our special guest will be the Rev. Canon Ginny Doctor – the film’s Executive Producer

Saudade: through the absence we fell the presence – Easter Sunday sermon

If only Good Friday only rolled around once a year!

Jesus and the Blackhole of Our MissRemembering – Palm Sunday sermon

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Universal Christ: another name for every thing

To register send an email to holycrosslutheran@rogers.com

PUB NIGHT: Tuesday April 9, 7pm at the Crow’s Nest

Revolutionary LOVE – Psalm 139

Following a short video clip of Bishop Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church in the U.S., is a reflection addressing the discomfort of loving the MYSTERY. Below the video you will find my notes for the reflection.

The Fabulous Forties – Friday May 3rd @ 7:30pm

Entering the Passion – Adult Education – Sunday March 24 @ 9:15am

Adult Education Classes – Sundays  @ 9:15am

Although the Bible gives us insights into what Jesus was thinking between the time he entered into Jerusalem and the night he spent in the Garden of Gethsemane, we can’t totally relate. But what if we look at the “ordinary” people who witnessed the Passion events…the women around Jesus and his disciples? Or the “bad” guys…Judas, Pilate, and Caiaphas? If we look closely at the people who were part of Jesus’ life during the last days before the crucifixion—their relationships and roles in the story—how might that deepen our understanding of what happened? In Entering the Passion of Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story to help us fill in the blanks.

Revolutionary LOVE – First Sunday in Lent

During Lent we are exploring the various ways in which the work of LOVE is accomplished. Each Sunday in Lent we will view and reflect upon a video that tells a story of LOVE’s embodiment in the world. Revolutionary LOVE calls us to love, others, love our opponents, love the Earth, love ourselves and thereby LOVE the MYSTERY that we call God. 

Today, Valarie Kaur’s TEDtalk: “3 Lessons of revolutionary love in a time of rage” portrays the embodiment of LOVE in the life of a social activist, lawyer, filmmaker, Sikh, and mother, who envisions a world where LOVE is a public ethic.

First view Valarie Kaur’s empowering talk, then our reflections can be viewed in the video below. Then contemplate Valarie’s questions: 

“What if this darkness is not the darkness of the tomb,  but the darkness of the womb?”  What if our future is not dead but still waiting to be born?”

 

LOVE Others, LOVE Opponents

LOVE the Earth, LOVER Ourselves

and thereby LOVE

the MYSTERY that we call God.

LOVE is more than a rush of feeling

LOVE is sweet labour

a choice we make over and over again.

See no Stranger

Tend the Wound

Breathe and Push

In the name of

Our LOVER, BELOVED, and LOVE Herself.