What I’m Thinking: Joy and the Stern Prophet

John the Baptist, who opens his sermon by calling his congregation “vipers,” gets center stage on the Third Sunday of Advent, the Sunday of Joy. His words, harsh as they are, do create a foundation for joy. They promote more constructive relationships than the ones we generally live. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about the […]

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Sermon: Guide My Feet

December 9, 2018Second Sunday of AdventLuke 1:68-79 In 1986, the cartoonist Bill Watterson drew his comic heroes Calvin, a little boy with a vivid imagination, and Hobbes, Calvin’s imaginary friend based on his stuffed tiger, wearing soldiers’ helmets and carrying dart guns. Hobbes, the tiger, asked Calvin with some puzzlement, “How come we play war […]

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An Advent of Giving: December 17 – 25

Volume 1: December 1 – 15, 2018 This devotional contains readings, reflections, and prayers for a portion of the Advent season. We ask you to read the Scripture, meditate on the message, pray the prayer – and add a non-perishable food item to a box or bag. Bring them with you to worship the next […]

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Pastor’s Corner: A Gift from Me

December 5, 2018 I hope you’ve received a gift from me this Advent. Um. Don’t rush out to your mailbox to look for a package. I’m afraid neither my means nor my organizational skills are up to that. But do look at “An Advent of Giving” devotional, prepared with the assistance of the Deacons. I […]

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An Advent of Giving

This devotional contains readings, reflections, and prayers for a portion of the Advent season. We ask you to read the Scripture, meditate on the message, pray the prayer – and add a non-perishable food item to a box or bag. Bring them with you to worship the next Sunday. We will deliver them to the […]

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An Advent of Giving: December 10 – 16

Volume 2: December 10 – 16, 2018 This devotional contains readings, reflections, and prayers for a portion of the Advent season. We ask you to read the Scripture, meditate on the message, pray the prayer – and add a non-perishable food item to a box or bag. Bring them with you to worship the next […]

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What I’m Thinking: The Elusive Ways of Peace

  In his song celebrating the birth of his son John (who we know better as John the Baptist), Zechariah prayed this prayer: that we might be guided in the ways of peace. Why is it so hard? Yet it is so clearly true: we struggle to follow the ways of peace. Here’s a transcript: […]

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Sermon: Changes Are A-Coming

December 2, 2018 First Sunday of Advent Jeremiah 33:14-16 Luke 21:25-36 Pity Jeremiah. All he wanted to do was worship in the temple one day, and he found himself appointed a “prophet to the nations.” He thought he was too young, but God didn’t. He probably anticipated that he’d spend his career echoing the reforming […]

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An Advent of Giving: December 1-9

Volume 1: December 1 – 15, 2018 This devotional contains readings, reflections, and prayers for a portion of the Advent season. We ask you to read the Scripture, meditate on the message, pray the prayer – and add a non-perishable food item to a box or bag. Bring them with you to worship the next […]

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Advent and Christmas 2018

Please check back here often for updated information and join us for these Advent and Christmas events! Saturday, December 1, Hanging of the Greens We will prepare our sanctuary for the Advent and Christmas seasons on December 1st. There are angels to hang, wreaths to place, banners to change, the Giving Tree to decorate, and […]

November 27, 2018 in Community, Events by

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