Just like with last week, this week’s Gospel reading takes place in a time prior to the Crucifixion. After the Last Supper and prior to Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus attempts to comfort his disciples. In this Scripture Jesus promises the arrival of the Holy Spirit. The final words of the chapter, “Come now; let us leave.” seem to indicate that the disciples are still gathered in the area of the Upper Room. This morning’s bulletin cover photo shows the exterior of the building, from the courtyard, where perhaps Jesus and his disciples walked on their way to the Garden.
Have you been following the Footsteps of Jesus? Since Epiphany, each 2020 worship bulletin cover has had a picture of a location in the Holy Land that tied into that day’s Gospel reading. The pictures show the probable locations of the baptism of Jesus, his days of ministry to the people, and more. These photos will continue through to Trinity Sunday as we explore the life of Jesus and its meaning for us today. To see the rest of the photos in this series, click HERE.