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“The belief in One God (Monotheism) realizes that the whole human race must be regarded as one family, different as maybe the various colors of the skin, the language with which they express themselves, or the manner of their daily lives.”

— Herman Adrian Spruit, Founder of CCOA, Let There Be Peace in the Church

May 2023

People of the Pentecost

2023-05-30T18:18:47+00:00May 30, 2023|

Last Sunday was Pentecost Sunday, so many of the churches were draped in red, vestments were red, and many of us were wearing red. And then. The altar guild changed the colors for this coming Sunday. The vestments were put away for another time. We changed [...]

April 2023

Called to Share

2023-04-24T02:53:30+00:00April 24, 2023|

The readings for today include Acts 2:22-33, in which we hear of Peter standing before many and sharing what he had experienced with Jesus. We also read the story of the Walk to Emmaus in Luke 24:13-35, in which after recognizing Jesus, the two disciples were [...]


2023-04-16T21:47:06+00:00April 16, 2023|

The gospel reading for today is John 20:19-31. Near the end, we read Jesus’ words to Thomas: “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” These words lead to questions for our consideration. You [...]

Even just one…

2023-04-02T20:39:52+00:00April 2, 2023|

Hosanna! Today begins Holy Week in the Christian Church, a time of remembrance of the last week of Jesus life on earth. The stories tell us that this is a week when Jesus was betrayed by a friend, denied by another, and abandoned by others. It [...]

March 2023

“And Jesus wept.”

2023-03-26T20:33:33+00:00March 26, 2023|

The three words in today’s gospel that seem to be meaningful for so many people are: “And Jesus wept.” Jesus – knowing in a few moments he will call Lazarus out of the tomb, knowing the Lazarus will once again be alive – wept. Some may [...]

For Consideration

2023-03-20T00:09:58+00:00March 20, 2023|

In today's Scripture reading from John, (John 9:1,6-9,13-17,34-38), we listen to the story of Jesus healing a blind man. As one of the participants in the CCOA Lectio Divina gathering noted, it was the formerly blind man who recognized Jesus, while the fully-sighted Pharisees did not. [...]

Just the way you are!

2023-03-12T22:06:10+00:00March 12, 2023|

What a wonderful and scandalous story we find in today’s gospel reading! (John 4:5-42) Jesus is once again sharing the good news – and in fact says he is the Messiah. But wait! He tells a Samaritan …. and not any Samaritan, but a Samaritan woman. [...]

As we grow, we are changed.

2023-03-06T02:09:57+00:00March 6, 2023|

What must it have been like for Peter, James and his brother, John, to see Jesus transfigured (Matthew 17:1-9)? What must it have been like to suddenly see Moses and Elijah? The disciples were charged with telling no one, yet the others must have noticed a [...]

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