Remember: Easter didn’t happen in one day. It started at dawn with a few women and slowly unfolded. Next the disciples were stuck in a room for 50 days til Pentecost. Then Pentecost Easter started to be shared with the public. We have been unfurling Easter for the 2,000 years since. Every Sunday is a piece of Easter, Easter, the resurrection, the promise that Christ will return is still taking place today. Easter never was a one day event. That’s why Mark ends so abruptly, it was the beginning.
April 19th: Acts 1 and Mark 6 You Shall Be My Witness/Acts(ion)
Bulletin & Sermonby Dr. Barb Hedges-Goettl
I Want Answers: Confession about the God I want & the Grace I Need
Grief: Missing the Big & Small Things
Looking to Heaven (for answers)
Apr. 26, 2020
Peter Heals in Jerusalem Prayers: Call to Confession, etc
Bulletin & Sermon by Dr. Barb Hedges-Goettl
Prayer/Meditation: Standing in the Breach
Body of Christ
May 3, 2020
Church at Thessalonica
1 Thessolonians 1:1-10
With Ref to Amos 5:24
May 10th, 2020
Church at Corinth
1 Cor. 1:10-18
May 17th, 2020
Faith, Hope, and Love: Resources, Commentaries and Prayers by Rev. Dr. Barbara Hedges-Goettl
1 Corinthians 13: Rewritten for the Pandemic
1 Cor. 13:1-3
Body of Christ Litany
Mother’s Day Confession Prayer
Mother’s Day Litany Prayer (in light of the pandemic)
May 24, 2020
Death Swallowed in Life
1 Cor 15:1-26, 51- 57
May 31, 2020
Gifts of the Spirit
Acts 2:1-4; 1 Cor 12:1-13
Virtual Communion Resources
Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ.
She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible.
"Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal.
Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one. Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times.
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