Our Lenten Reflections
As a Lenten observance several members of our congregation have written personal reflections on the daily scripture readings. We all have insights into God's message. We hope you find daily inspiration from one of our own.
There are still dates available. If you are interested in writing a reflection, please contact Mary Lou Crifasi.
Daily Readings: Psalm 45, 46; Isa. 35:1-10; Rev. 22:12-17,21; Luke 1:67-80
By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
At last, it’s Christmas
~ Luke 1.67-80
Daily Readings: Psalm 80:1-7; Micah 5:2-5a; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45(46-56)
And blessed is she who believed…
Elizabeth’s words to the young Mary have been used by generations of sermon writers to give hope, inspire confidence, reward steadfastness, counsel patience and give
Daily Readings: AM Psalm 55; PM Psalm 138, 139:1-17(18-23)
Isa. 10:20-27; Jude 17-25; Luke 3:1-9
For it was you who formed my inward parts;
You knit me together in my mother’s
Daily Readings: AM Psalm 40, 54; PM Psalm 51
Isa. 10:5-19; 2 Pet. 2:17-22; Matt. 11:2-15
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and put a new and right* spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your
Daily Readings: AM Psalm 50; PM Psalm [59, 60] or 33
Isa. 9:18-10:4; 2 Pet. 2:10b-16; Matt. 3:1-12
Our soul waits for the Lord
He is our help and shield.
Our heart is glad in him,
Daily Readings: AM Psalm 119:49-72; PM Psalm 49, 
Isa. 9:8-17; 2 Pet. 2:1-10a; Mark 1:1-8
Why should I fear in times of trouble,
when the iniquity of my persecutors
Daily Readings: AM Psalm 41, 52; PM Psalm 44
Isa. 8:16-9:1; 2 Pet. 1:1-11; Luke 22:39-53
Then Jesus said to the chief priests, the officers of the temple police, and the elders who had come ...
Daily Readings: Canticle 9; Zephaniah 3:14-20; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18
As I read the passage from Luke, one line stood out to me above all else. The people were asking John the Baptist if he was the Messiah. He responded that he was not the Messiah, but that there was one coming who was the Messiah.
I tried to...
Daily Readings: AM Psalm 45; PM Psalm 47, 48
Isa. 9:1-7; 2 Pet. 1:12-21; Luke 22:54-69
For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord ...
Daily Readings: AM Psalm 30, 32; PM Psalm 42, 43
Isa. 8:1-15; 2 Thess. 3:6-18; Luke 22:31-38
As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God.
Daily Readings: AM Psalm 31; PM Psalm 35
Isa. 7:10-25; 2 Thess. 2:13-3:5; Luke 22:14-30
“Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord.”
Psalm 31: 24
Daily Readings: AM Psalm 37:1-18; PM Psalm 37:19-42
Isa. 7:1-9; 2 Thess. 2:1-12; Luke 22:1-13
Do not fret yourself because of evildoers;
do not be jealous of those who do wrong.
Daily Readings: AM Psalm 38; PM Psalm 119:25-48
Isa. 6:1-13; 2 Thess. 1:1-12; John 7:53-8:11
Put false ways far from me;
and graciously teach me your law.
I have chosen the way of faithfulness;
Daily Readings: AM Psalm 26, 28; PM Psalm 36, 39
Isa. 5:13-17, 24-25; 1 Thess. 5:12-28; Luke 21:29-38
Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.
Our heart is glad in him.
Daily Readings: AM Psalm 25; PM Psalm 9, 15
Isa. 5:8-12,18-23; 1 Thess. 5:1-11; Luke 21:20-28
There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth ...