Wednesday of Holy Week
This Holy Week, I’m posting brief daily reflections inspired by some famous (or not so famous) statues. Today’s picture is of an artist at work: Contemporary artist Nathan Jackson (born August 29, 1938). Jackson is an Alaska Native Tlingit artist, best known for his totem poles. This is of Jackson at work. Totem poles, contrary to what many European explorers stated, are not objects of worship. Rather, they are stories – stories of culture, of history, and of family. We too h
Tuesday of Holy Week
This Holy Week, I’m posting brief daily reflections inspired by some famous (or not so famous) statues. Today’s statue is Christ the Redeemer, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was designed and created by Polish-French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with French engineer Albert Caquot. Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida fashioned the face. Traditionally the statue looks to represent the way Jesus hung on the cross, a
Monday of Holy Week
This Holy Week, I’ll be posting brief daily reflections inspired by some famous (or not so famous) statues. Today’s statue is Le Penseur (The Thinker). It has been recreated several times for different locations, but it was first created by Auguste Rodin to be part of a larger work called The Gates of Hell. Scholars disagree over why it was in the midst of the gates of Hell, and who is represented. So here is where this statue took my reflections: Just as there are tastes of
Palm Sunday 2021!
Happy Palm Sunday! Please enjoy today’s worship service… and parade! Worship Leader: Stephanie Salinas Musicians: Jan Randlett, Peter DeReyna & The Westwood Ringers, Jim Pelrine Music during parade by "Sunny's Piano" (but not the FBC Sunny!) https://youtu.be/Fydf--vZ9zU
Virtual Maundy Thursday Service
Friends, please join us for a virtual Maundy Thursday service. All are welcome. We will join in prayer and communion, and hold a modified Tenebrae service using readings from the Gospel of Matthew. Virtual Maundy Thursday 2021 Via gotomeeting, Thursday 4/1/21, 7:20pm. prayer & communion Please have a bite of something to eat and a sip of something to drink for communion. You may use anything you wish. Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://gl
3/21/21 Back in the Hall!
Hi All. Here is today’s worship service from First Baptist Church of Westwood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9gs9yo4R0A Be well, Pastor Steph