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Maundy Thursday, 2020: The Garden of Grief

Community Amidst the Coronavirus
1. All Parish Gatherings Canceled Until Further Notice
2. The Parish Gathering – March 15, 2020
3. Christ as a Shield Overshadow (St. Patrick’s Breastplate)
4. Ways to Serve & Give
5. Engaging this Season Through Heart, Mind, and Body
6. A Liturgy For Those Flooded By Too Much Information
7. The Parish Gathering – March 22, 2020
8. “Fear is a Liar”… is a lie?
9. My Uncle’s Heart: On Love, Grief, and Hope
10. The Parish Gathering – March 29, 2020
11. Imaginative Reading: Jesus & Lazarus (from John 11)
12. The Upper Room Anchor
13. Daily Office Readings for Holy Week (April 5, 2020)
14. Palm Sunday, 2020 (Gardens: A Journey Through Holy Week)
15. Gardens: A Journey Through Holy Week
16. Maundy Thursday, 2020: The Garden of Grief
17. Maundy Thursday: Peace I Give You Meditation
18. Good Friday, 2020: The Garden of Loss
19. Good Friday: Learning to Lament
20. Holy Saturday: A Guided Meditation
21. Easter Sunday, 2020: The Garden of Life
22. Daily Office Readings for the week of April 12, 2020
23. Daily Office Readings for the week of April 19, 2020
24. Daily Office Readings for the week of April 26, 2020
25. Daily Office Readings for the week of May 3, 2020
26. The Parish Gathering | May 3, 2020 (Fourth Week of Eastertide)
27. Daily Office Readings for the week of May 10, 2020
28. Daily Office Readings for the week of May 17, 2020
29. Daily Office Readings for the week of May 24, 2020
30. Daily Office Readings for the week of May 31, 2020
31. Daily Office Readings for the week of June 7, 2020
32. Daily Office Readings for the week of June 14, 2020
33. Daily Office Readings for the week of June 21, 2020
34. Daily Office Readings for the week of June 28, 2020
35. Daily Office Readings for the week of July 5, 2020
36. Daily Office Readings for the week of July 12, 2020
37. Daily Office Readings for the week of July 19, 2020
38. Daily Office Readings for the week of July 26, 2020
39. Current Issues Facing Christians (July 26, 2020)
40. Daily Office Readings for the week of August 2, 2020
41. Daily Office Readings for the week of August 9, 2020
42. Daily Office Readings for the week of August 23, 2020
43. Daily Office Readings for the week of August 30, 2020
44. Daily Office Readings for the week of September 6, 2020
45. Daily Office Readings for the week of September 13, 2020
46. Daily Office Readings for the week of September 20, 2020
47. Daily Office Readings for the week of September 27, 2020
48. Daily Office Readings for the week of October 11, 2020
49. Daily Office Readings for the week of October 18, 2020
50. Daily Office Readings for the week of October 25, 2020
51. Daily Office Readings for the week of November 1, 2020
52. Daily Office Readings for the week of November 8, 2020
53. Daily Office Readings for the week of November 15, 2020
54. Daily Office Readings for the week of November 22, 2020
55. Daily Office Readings for the week of November 29, 2020
56. Daily Office Readings for the week of December 6, 2020
57. Daily Office Readings for the week of December 13, 2020
58. Daily Office Readings for the week of December 20, 2020
59. Daily Office Readings for the week of December 27, 2020
60. Daily Office Readings for the week of January 3, 2021
61. Daily Office Readings for the week of January 10, 2021
62. Daily Office Readings for the week of January 17, 2021

Through music, meditative prayer, and Scriptural reflection, we listen in on Jesus’ final words to his followers in the Upper Room. With the disciples, we breathe in Christ’s Spirit of peace for difficult days. Finally, we travel to Gethsemane, kneeling in the garden of our own grief as we learn to say “thy will be done.”

Audio Only:

Opening Song: Song of Lament

I bring you my pain
I give you my sorrow
I offer my shame
The threat of tomorrow

I’ve heard that you’re close
To the brokenhearted
And near to the cries of the poor
Well, prove it I’m on the floor
I’ll wait

Should I thank you for pain?
Do I thank you for sorrow?
I’ll bring you my shame
The threat of tomorrow
Thank you for all that can finally grow
In the soil of death and despair
Thank you for meeting me here
Thank you for meeting me here

Thank you for doubt
Thanks for despair
When options run out
For mercifully unanswered prayers

Thank you for all that is possible
In the space that pain can create
I’ll cling to amazing grace,
And wait

Amazing grace


Closing Song: Peace (A Communion Blessing)

Though we’re strangers, still I love you
I love you more than your mask
And you know you have to trust this to be true
And I know that’s much to ask

But lay down your fears
Come and join this feast
He has called us here
You and me

And may peace rain down from Heaven
Like little pieces of the sky
Little keepers of the promise
On these souls, this drought has dried

In His Blood and in His Body
In this Bread and in this Wine
Peace to you
The Peace of Christ to you

And though I love you, still we’re strangers
Prisoners in these lonely hearts
And though our blindness separates us
Still His light shines in the dark

And His outstretched arms
Are still strong enough to reach
Behind these prison bars
To set us free

So may peace rain down from Heaven
Like little pieces of the sky
Little keepers of the promise
Falling on these souls, the drought has dried

In His Blood and in His Body
In this Bread and in this Wine
Peace to you
Peace of Christ to you

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