Monthly Archives: April 2014

Seminary Placement Services

The end of April means that Seminarians will soon be receiving Vicarage Assignments and Calls. This year Iowa District East will be receiving a number of candidates. All of the services will be live streamed from the seminaries websites. Students … Continue reading

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Easter Day

Today’s Reading: Matthew 28:1-10 “He is not here; He has risen, just as He said.” – Matthew 28:6 Can you imagine the darkness of that early morning? Not just because the sun had yet to creep over the horizon but … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday

Today’s Reading: Matthew 27:57-66 “Pilate said to them, ‘You have a guard of soldiers; go make it as secure as you can.’” – Matthew 27:65 The almighty hands that fed the hungry multitudes are motionless in death. The holy feet … Continue reading

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Good Friday

Today’s Reading: John 18:1 – 19:42 “So he delivered Him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus, and He went out, bearing His own cross to the place of a skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha.” … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

Today’s Reading: John 13:1-17 “He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, ‘Lord, do you wash my feet?’”  – John 13:6 Peter is troubled. Jesus is on His knees. He is washing feet and in Peter’s mind that is … Continue reading

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Wednesday of Holy Week

Today’s Reading: John 13:16-38 “Little children, yet a little while I am with you.” – John 13:33 Our Lord Jesus Christ endured being betrayed and denied. How quickly we utter, “Judas and Peter did those sinful acts, I surely wouldn’t.” … Continue reading

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Tuesday of Holy Week

Today’s Reading: John 12:23-50 “Jesus said, ‘the hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified’” – John 12:23-50 The cross looms on the horizon. The nail and the spear are waiting for Jesus and He is on … Continue reading

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Monday of Holy Week

Today’s Reading: John 12:1-11 “So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.” – John 12:10-11 Being associated with Jesus … Continue reading

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Saturday of the Fifth Week in Lent

Today’s Reading: John 12:17-19 It’s not that Jesus had an identity crisis.  He knew exactly who He was, and He knew exactly where life would lead Him.  All these things He knew from the first, and He resolutely strove to … Continue reading

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Friday of the Fifth Week in Lent

Today’s Reading: John 12:13 It’s not the first time The Man has been to Jerusalem.  He has been there many times, but this time it’s different.  It’s different, and He knows that it’s different. Three times He has told those … Continue reading

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