St. John United Church of Christ, New Athens IL



March 24, 2020

Daily Devotions Meditation for March 24, 2020 Henri Nouwen, Bread for the Journey There is a twilight zone in our own hearts that we ourselves cannot see. Even when we know quite a lot about ourselves—our gifts and weaknesses, our ambitions and...

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March 25, 2020

Daily Devotions “When Work Gets In the Way” The Fifth Wednesday of Lent March 25, 2020 Tonight’s Lenten service was built around the story of Mary and Martha, found in Luke 10: 38-42. Rather than a meditation and prayer, I thought I’d share some...

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March 23, 2020

Daily Devotions Meditation for March 22, 2020Henri Nouwen, Bread for the Journey Sharing Our Solitude A friend is more than a therapist or a confessor, even though a friend can sometimes heal us and offer us God’s forgiveness. A friend is...

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March 22, 2020

Daily Devotions Meditation for March 22, 2020 Henri Nouwen, Bread for the Journey “Know yourself” is good advice. But to know ourselves doesn’t mean to analyze ourselves. Sometimes we want to know ourselves as if we were machines that...

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March 21, 2020

Daily Devotions Meditation for March 21, 2020 Henri Nowen, Bread for the Journey Are we friends with ourselves? Do we love who we are? These are important questions because we cannot develop good friendships with others unless we have befriended...

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March 20, 2020

Daily Devotions Good morning, friends! “For the duration,” as they say, I’ll try to send out a daily devotional by Henri Nouwen, from his book Bread for the Journey. Here’s his meditation for March 20: A Still Place in the Market “Be still and...

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March 18, 2020

The Fourth Wednesday in Lent Scripture Reading: Mark 10:17-27 The Rich Man 17 As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 Jesus said to him, “Why...

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March 11, 2020

The Third Wednesday in Lent Scripture Reading: Matthew 4:18-22 Jesus Calls the First Disciples 18 As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for...

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March 15, 2020

The Third Sunday in Lent Contemporary Service: Scriptures John 4:5-42 Jesus and the Woman of Samaria 5 So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was...

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March 8, 2020

The Second Sunday in Lent Contemporary Service: Traditional Service: Scriptures John 3:1-17 Nicodemus Visits Jesus John 3:1-17 3 Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2 He came to Jesus[a] by night and said to...

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March 4, 2020

The Second Wednesday in Lent Scripture Reading: Judges 6:36-40 The Sign of the Fleece 36 Then Gideon said to God, “In order to see whether you will deliver Israel by my hand, as you have said, 37 I am going to lay a fleece of wool on...

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March 1, 2020

The First Sunday in Lent Contemporary Service: Traditional Service: Scriptures Matthew 4:1-11 The Temptation of Jesus 4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 He fasted forty days and forty...

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