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Sermon: And Yet We Learn

December 30, 2018First Sunday of Christmas Luke 2:41-52 They spent three days looking for him after discovering that Jesus wasn’t with their traveling group, wasn’t with one of the aunties heading back to Nazareth with them. They spent three days, and finally found him in the Temple. His relieved mother asked, “Child, why have you […]

December 30, 2018 in Sermons by

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Christmas Eve Meditation 2018

December 24, 2018Christmas EveLuke 2:1-20 I’m not sure when I realized that trying to tell people how to feel doesn’t work very well. I knew that it rarely worked on me. If I was sad, having somebody else tell me that I was supposed to feel happy about… whatever it was… didn’t change my sadness. […]

December 25, 2018 in Sermons by

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What I’m Thinking: Blessed Mystery

For thousands of years, Christians have disagreed about What It All Means – except that we know that God brought us grace through the person of a newborn. And that is precious. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about the birth of Jesus over two thousand years ago in Bethlehem, away from the palaces and fortresses […]

December 23, 2018 in What I'm Thinking by


Pastor’s Corner: Merry Christmas!

December 19, 2018 As I write this, it’s not quite here: the gift I’ve been a-waiting.As you read this, it’s nearly here: the gift I’ve been a-waiting.A gift of love. A gift of joy. A gift of a girl. A gift of a boy.In the eyes of God, it’s always here: the gift I’ve been […]

December 19, 2018 in Pastor's Corner Reflections by

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What I’m Thinking: Real World Reversal

The Christmas gift is so precious to the spirit, to the heart, that we may forget that it has power for events in the broader world. Mary’s Song reminds us that God’s grace may reverse the places of powerful and powerless, rich and poor. Here’s a transcript: It’s tempting to not think this week, because […]

December 16, 2018 in What I'm Thinking by

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