Lights of Hope

Isaiah 9:2-7; John 1:1-5 There have been some who have said that 2016 has become the gold-standard for the Annus Horribilus, or the “horrible year.” For those who lived through the Second World War, or any other major conflict, such a designation would seem an exaggeration. For generations who have been raised in a largely […]

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A Christmas Reversal

  Text: Luke 2:1-20 A warm welcome to all to worship tonight where we listen and sing of God’s wonderful light. We gather together on this night most holy, to retell the story of an infant lowly who in a very special moment in time, God our Creator into a manger did climb. Some of […]

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Pausing for Christmas

Text: Luke 1:46-55 Well, we’re getting close… The decorations are up, everything is set… Or at least so we hope. Many of us have had our Christmas parties already, but there’s still more to come, next week’s Gloria, and of course the worship services on Christmas eve. We are, of course, still in Advent, but since […]

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Taming the Brood

Matthew 3:1-12; Isaiah 11:1-10 On a few occasions, I’ve discovered that in 20 years of ministry, I have never preached on certain passages in the Bible where I thought I had. Sometimes it is the occasion, or that a reading is paired with something that seems to be more attractive at the time. I’ve often […]

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In Days to Come…

Text: Isaiah 2:2-5 Advent is as season that we’re not really all that comfortable with. We don’t like waiting. The decorations are already up, and the carols are all ringing up and down the hallways of shopping centers, in radio broadcasts, television commercials, and internet ads… As far as they’re concerned, we’ve long since been […]

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