For the Love of Lent

Deacon Rob Lewis shares some thoughts on the affirming and transforming love of God. We typically think of Lent as a time of negation, of giving up something we enjoy—perhaps a little too much.  But Scripture presents the denial that characterizes Lent not as a way of negation, but as a way of affirmation that […]

Candlemas for the Souls

If we could gather, we’d be in the Undercroft this evening. Luke 2:22-38 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called […]

Epiphany for the Souls

Jennifer Merck shares some thoughts on the season of Epiphany. Christmas is familiar around the world. Advent has become familiar in many types of churches. But what is Epiphany, and why do we celebrate it? One popular reference worth noting is that the traditional “Twelve Days of Christmas” are the days from Christmas to Epiphany, […]

Jesse Tree: Angels Proclaiming the Coming of Christ

Our twenty-fourth Jesse Tree post. Each day of Advent + Christmas Day, Seasons for Souls will share a post about that day’s Jesse Tree ornament. Ornament an angel Story Angels Proclaiming the Coming of Christ: Hebrews 1:14 + Luke 2:8-14 + Romans 6:23 Readers The Zimmerman Family Print (right click to copy + paste into […]

Jesse Tree: The Star

Our twenty-second Jesse Tree post. Each day of Advent + Christmas Day, Seasons for Souls will share a post about that day’s Jesse Tree ornament. Ornament a star Story The Star: Matthew 2:1-12 + Revelation 22:16 Reader Angela Webster Print (right click to copy + paste into a document)

Jesse Tree: Exile

Our twentieth Jesse Tree post.   Each day of Advent + Christmas Day, Seasons for Souls will share a post about that day’s Jesse Tree ornament.   Ornament a fiery furnace   Story Exile: Daniel 3:19-29 + Jeremiah 1:8   Readers Jim & Henny Leonard    Print (right click to copy + paste into […]