An Easter Message from Bishop Kucharek

April 15, 2017
An Easter Message from Bishop Kucharek

Blessed Eastertide! Christ is Risen! For Christians, Easter is celebrated for more than one day. Eastertide is a season which begins on Easter and lasts for fifty days until Pentecost. It is a time of joy during which we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the new life which Jesus’ death and resurrection brings….

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Christmas Message from Bishop Kucharek

December 24, 2016
Christmas Message from Bishop Kucharek

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light…

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An Easter Message from Bishop Kucharek

March 24, 2016

For Christians, Easter is not some mere observance of spring. It is the passage from death to life, from brokenness to wholeness, from hopelessness to hope, and from despair to the blessed assurance of new life made possible by the death and resurrection of Christ. It is a journey through the holiest of weeks, into…

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A Christmas Message from Bishop Kucharek

December 24, 2015
A Christmas Message from Bishop Kucharek

As human beings, we yearn for peace, joy, happiness, and wholeness in our lives and relationships, but often end up experiencing fear, anxiety, loneliness, and even bewilderment when our world seems to crumble around us. We live in a world where many hearts are closed, pain abounds, and death can seem more prevalent than life….

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An Easter Message from Bishop Kucharek

April 4, 2015
An Easter Message from Bishop Kucharek

As I travel around the Synod, I inevitably pass a number of churches. Many include pointed messages on their outdoor bulletin boards. One such church in Connecticut, after a winter of cold and snow which always seemed to bury their bulletin board, posted the following message: “Got around to changing the sign—real message inside.” Another,…

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An Easter Message from Bishop Kucharek

April 15, 2014

“Suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord…came and rolled back the stone” (Mt. 28:2). [dropcap]E[/dropcap]arthquakes, mudslides, tsunamis, and other natural disasters can unleash fear, devastating damage and loss of life in an instant. In the gospel of Matthew, earthquakes accompany Jesus’ death on Good Friday and His resurrection on Easter…

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Christmas Message from Bishop Wilma Kucharek

December 18, 2013

 …the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2.10-11, NRSV). This time of year, some churches advertise a Blue…

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An Easter Message from Bishop Wilma S. Kucharek

March 30, 2013

Christ is Risen! Alleluia! This past week we remembered with solemn devotion the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus. We gazed with love on those marks of the scourge, the nail, and the thorn. We journeyed to the cross with the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world— the sins…

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Massacre in Newtown, CT

December 15, 2012

[blockquote]”A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; She refused to be consoled, because they are no more.”  —Matthew 2:18 (NRSV)[/blockquote] When we imagine an hour of tragedy, we envision it placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it may have any…

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