Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sun. Mar. 21, 2010 (Andre Pekovich reads Sarah Foulger)

Andre Pekovich and Karl Brown teamed up to bring the thoughts of others to a traditional 5th Sunday of Lent service featuring readings and messages from Psalm 126, in a message of hope for restoration, a brief mention of Isaiah 43:16-21 in a passage through the desert with no water but God, and some interesting reflections on John’s Gospel from 12:1-8 about the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her hair and a year’s earnings’ worth of oil. This passage anticipates Jesus’ death and is prefaced by the raising of Lazarus, and appended to by the plot to kill Lazarus again. In this magical interlude, during a celebration dinner, this woman treats Jesus’ soon-to-die body as though it were already dead. Set within the larger story about Lazarus and the
priests, we are encouraged to prepare for the life and death questions that always swirl around Jesus. Her expensive perfume anoints him, and she thereby invests in the death of Jesus. Lent comes before Easter, suffering before new life; we invest our most precious possessions in order to gain new life. [AP] Listen to the sermon audio MP3 recording from Sunday, Mar. 21st, 2010 using your browser's preferred media player.



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