Living Faithfully in Holy Saturday

Shannon W. Dycus is co-pastor at First Mennonite Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she leads missional and faith formation ministries for the congregation. She is active with Faith in Indiana, a local PICO network of faith communities seeking justice and holds multiple leadership positions with Mennonite Church USA. Shannon has published articles for The Mennonite, […]

The riot of Palm Sunday

Melissa Florer-Bixler is pastor of Raleigh Mennonite Church. This post is adapted from a sermon she gave there on Palm Sunday. Matthew’s Gospel is a cymbal crashing over and over again. If you’re looking for subtly or mildness, you’ll have to look somewhere else. Matthew is a fog horn with a thousand trumpets blasting in […]

No, thank you

Asia Frye is a recent AMBS grad, retreat speaker and former youth pastor. She lives Hillsboro, Kansas, with her husband and daughters where they attend First Mennonite Church. Asia likes board games, gives lots of high-fives and thinks she’s funnier than she probably is.   Wednesday evening during Holy Week, the children in our church put […]

A Holy Week Reflection: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

Catherine Thiel Lee is a chaplain and preacher working at Transitions Hospice and University of North Carolina Hospitals and serving her congregation at Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship. She has an MDiv from Regent College and worked with refugee claimants in Vancouver, BC. She is fascinated and confounded by modern conceptions of power and Hannah Arendt […]

A Holy Week Reflection: Receive and then respond

Seth Thomas Crissman is a licensed minister in Virginia Mennonite Conference. He is a member of The Walking Roots Band, a Harrisonburg, Virginia-based folk band. He and his wife Theresa work for Virginia Mennonite Missions, helping congregations share and receive God’s love in their local neighborhoods through after school Kids Clubs. Seth also teaches special […]

A Holy Week reflection: John 13:21-32

Danilo Sanchez lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters. There he serves as a part-time youth pastor with two Mennonite churches and works part time as the national coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee’s Summer Service program. He studied at Eastern Mennonite Seminary (2013) and Eastern University (2010). In “The Lion, the Witch, […]

A Holy Week Reflection: O, To Be Close to You, is My Desire

Hyacinth Stevens, is co-pastor of King of Glory Tabernacle in the Bronx, New York. She is also a program coordinator for MCC East Coast in New York City. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and Religion, a Masters of Administration and a Masters of Public Affairs. She serves on Mennonite Women USA board […]

What Holy Week teaches us — again

Rachel S. Gerber is denominational minister of Christian Formation for Mennonite Church USA. As a pastor, the story of Holy Week always poses a variety of challenges, like a parent dressing up leftovers to feed the family dinner, again. Turkey meatballs! Turkey tetrazzini! Turkey tacos! As a church we hear this same drama played out […]