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Coffee with the Pastor

Coffee with the Pastor: You’re Invited This Sunday!

Share a cup of coffee with Pastor Josh this Sunday afternoon! Ask your questions about faith, Methodism, or the people of Mission Bend while enjoying a tasty cookie or two alongside others from the congregation during this informal coffee hour. We’ll save a mug and a spot at the table for you… Sunday 12 April […]

Liturgy of the Word, Easter Vigil. Photo was taken in the Cistercian Abbey Heiligenkreuz, near Vienna, 2008

Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter

Palm Sunday is when the church remembers how Jesus entered Jerusalem with celebration on the back of a donkey. Palm branches, the sign of God’s people Israel, were waved and crest of “Hosanna” (Save us!) rang through the air as this curious group of disciples followed Jesus into the City of God for the Passover […]

"Water-Lily Pond and Weeping Willow," Claude Monet

What is Ordinary Time?

Sounds pretty boring, doesn’t it? “Ordinary Time.” Especially compared to the anticipation and excitement of Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, even All Saints’ Day. So why does the Church insist on calling it that? Even if it’s not an exciting stretch of the liturgical calendar, couldn’t we give it a better name? It’s a fairly functional designation: each Sunday […]

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Liturgy of the Word, Easter Vigil. Photo was taken in the Cistercian Abbey Heiligenkreuz, near Vienna, 2008

Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter

Palm Sunday is when the church remembers how Jesus entered Jerusalem with celebration on the back of a donkey. Palm branches, the sign of God’s people Israel, were waved and crest of “Hosanna” (Save us!) rang through the air as this curious group of disciples followed Jesus into the City of God for the Passover […]