God of grace,
You gave to us the Gospel of your Son
as a message of salvation for the world.
Give us courage so that we, like Mark,
will be bold to talk about your grace.
Help us to witness to the truth found in your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever.
Sustaining God, Creator of both heaven and earth, as the crucified body of your only Son was laid in a tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath day, give us strength and patience to wait with him the coming of the third day, so that we can rise with him to new life; we pray in the name of our crucified Lord, who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever. Amen. Continue reading A Collect for Holy Saturday
The Stations of the Cross carries on the tradition of the church sharing the final days of Christ with others. It dates back to the 1500s when churches would create replicas of Jesus’ journey to the cross. Today, some churches create a service or display marking the major events of Christ’s final days. Traditionally, there … Continue reading Stations of the Cross