Sermons by Vicar Bethany Ulrich (Page 2)

Sermons by Vicar Bethany Ulrich (Page 2)

Easter Vigil

It is early morning, still dark, before anyone else has arisen. Mary arrives at the tomb- Christ is not there. Mary starts weeping because the body of Jesus is not where she thought it was. Not only did he die a death of a criminal on the cross, but now it seems his dead body won’t even have the dignity to be left in peace…

Maundy Thursday

Today, Maundy Thursday, is the first part of a three day service. On this first day, we are in limbo. We are in between the long Lenten season and on the threshold of what’s to come. We have engaged in self-examination, fasting and prayer. As we said in our confession moments ago, in this Lenten season we have “heard our Lord’s call to struggle against sin, death, and all that keeps us from loving God and each other.”

Fourth Sunday in Lent

If the gospel of John were a movie, today we get just a snapshot of what would be a longer scene. The snippet of Jesus’ words we catch today is part of a larger conversation with a Jewish religious leader named Nicodemus…