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  1. Sermons : March 10, 2019: “We Believe and We Confess”

    Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 | Luke 4:16-21


  2. Sermons : February 17, 2019: “Learning to Trust”

     

    Psalm 1 | Jeremiah 17:5-10


  3. Sermons : January 27, 2019: “Suffering Together, Rejoicing Together”

     

    Psalm 191 Corinthians 12:12-31


  4. Sermons : Being Friends

    Luke 1: 39-55


  5. Sermons : Waiting on Tiptoes…with Hope!

    Jeremiah 33.14-16; Luke 21: 25-36

    The first Sunday of Advent is always a little awkward. We’ve made the turn from Thanksgiving, and had a week of preparations since unpacking from traveling or cleaning up the house from all the people we love who visited – but we’re also kind of relieved they have gone to their own homes. We had your wonderful staff and spouses over to our house Friday evening, which meant we had a deadline to get decorated for the season – which made for a busy week but now we’re done. The chill in the air showed up on Wednesday, Christmas music is in full swing in every store you go into or on the radio. Parties and parades and all the requisite cheesy holiday movies everywhere you turn. It’s beginning to feel just a little bit like Christmas might actually be coming.

    Yet, every year, the Lectionary throws us a curve ball. Each year we preachers know it’s coming, but it still strikes as a surprise. We’ll soon turn to Matthew’s genealogy, to Luke, meeting Elizabeth and Zechariah and John the Baptist, a miraculous baby born to point the way to another miraculous baby born. We’ll read of the angel visiting Mary, of her saying “yes,” and singing her Magnificat. Mary and Joseph will travel towards Bethlehem for the census and have trouble finding a place to stay. Soon the stories that are familiar will settle in, yearning for the moment when we’ll sing Silent Night with candles held high, the glow on each other’s faces.

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