Posts from April 2022

Posts from April 2022

Finding Our New Normal

I am excited to let you know that a long awaited day has finally arrived. We’ve been praying and believing that this day would come. Last week Dallas County health officials announced that locally we have reached the “new normal” phase of the COVID 19 Pandemic. In many ways life feels more normal than it has in years and yet we have been changed by the last two years of…

Easter. Is. A. Season.

Look, we do this post every year. Every year. It’s practically part of the mission statement of our church. Restoration Anglican Church: Joining God in the Restoration of All Things (and, oh by the way, Easter is a season). But, friends, we need to hear it every year. Lent is a season that lasts forty days—and it’s a vital and deeply meaningful part of the…

Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday is the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday when Jesus lay dead in the tomb. In short, it is a day without Jesus. You will notice that we strip the altar table bare on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday we will gather around the cross to mark the time of his death without celebrating the Eucharist. On Saturday there is nothing but death and grief. What is…

Approaching Holy Week

I’m not the first one to say this but this time of the year is just a busy season in life and the church calendar. Not only that, but as we come to the tail end of Lent, I recognize that there is also a bit of a “Lenten fatigue.” So let me provide a bit of pastoral encouragement by giving you a prayer that I found a few years ago that has helped me prepare for the…