A Church Without Walls

Posts from April 2020

Good Friday

A Word About Good Friday Read Mark 15: 25 – 39 There is no doubt that the crucifixion of Jesus was a shocking end to his earthly ministry. It came just five days after his enthusiastic celebration into Jerusalem.  Although the earthly reasons for Jesus’ death by the Romans were blasphemy and his claim to be…

Maundy Thursday

A Word About Maundy Thursday Please read Mark 14: 12 – 28 The focus for Maundy is “the last supper” the disciples had with Jesus.  This well-known scene has been, of course, immortalized by Leonardo da Vinci’s awesome painting. During the meal Jesus says, “The truth is, one of you will betray me.” That statement…

Welcome, Rev. Tom Butcher!

  Hello, I’m Pastor Tom and I am delighted to be your new pastor at Grace UMC for the next few months. Though I currently have my home in TX, I am equally at home in Phoenix. In the past I have served several churches here in the East Valley including Velda Rose, Gilbert, and St. Matthew…