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January 2020

Living as a Child of God

 

Living Wet: Transformed by Water Preaching Series

 

As baptized children of God, we live wet from the waters of baptism. Martin Luther said through our baptism, we rise to new life every day with God. God’s love, forgiveness, and grace makes us new every single d




Star Gifts

Epiphany of Our Lord

The feast of Epiphany (“manifestation”) concludes the Christmas season with a celebration of God’s glory revealed in the person of Jesus Christ. In Isaiah and Ephesians, that glory is proclaimed for all nations and people. Like the light of the star that guided the magi to Jesus, the light of Christ reveals who we are: children of God who are claimed and washed in the waters of baptism. We are sent out to be beacons of the light of C



December 2019

It Might Have Been Otherwise

1st Sunday of Christmas

As we celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas, our gospel today confronts us with the death of innocent children at the hands of Herod. The birth of Christ does not remove the power of evil from our world, but its light gives us hope as we walk with all the “holy innocents” of past generations and today who have suffered unjustly. In our gathering around word and meal, God continues to redeem us, lift us up, and carry us as in days of old




Hope in Jesus-Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

In winter’s deepest night, we welcome the light of the Christ child. Isaiah declares that the light of the long-promised king will illumine the world and bring endless peace and justice. Paul reminds us that the grace of God through Jesus Christ brings salvation to all people. The angels declare that Jesus’ birth is good and joyful news for everyone, including lowly shepherds. Filled with the light that shines in our lives, we go forth to share th




Where Do You Turn?

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Introduction

Today Isaiah prophesies that a young woman will bear a son and name him Emmanuel. The gospel is Matthew’s account of the annunciation and birth of the one named Emmanuel, God-with-us. During these final days of Advent we pray, “O come, O come, Emmanuel,” a beloved hymn based on the O Antiphons, ancient prayers appointed for the seven days preceding Christmas. On this final Sunday of Advent we prepare to celebrate




Detangle Our Relationships

Advent Season 2019 – Detangling Christmas

Detangle our Relationships- Luke 1:26-38

It seems for me, Christmas is a time where everything gets a little jumbled, tangled and twisted up. When the many demands of the season mount, my blood pressure goes higher, and my fuse gets shorter. A large part of my problem is allowing all the loose ends of the season to get tangled and choke out the joy of what Christmas is all about. This Advent, we invite you to let God help to “detangle our lives”.



Detangle Our Emotions

Advent Season 2019 – Detangling Christmas

Detangle Our Emotions – Luke 1:5-25

It seems for me, Christmas is a time where everything gets a little jumbled, tangled and twisted up. When the many demands of the season mount, my blood pressure goes higher, and my fuse gets shorter. A large part of my problem is allowing all the loose ends of the season to get tangled and choke out the joy of what Christmas is all about. This Advent, we invite you to let God help to “detangle our lives”.



Prophesies Fulfilled!

Second Sunday of Advent

Introduction

At the heart of our Advent preparation stands John the Baptist, who calls us to repent and make a new beginning. As the darkness increases we turn toward the approaching light of Christ. For Christians he is the root of Jesse, the righteous judge who welcomes all, especially the poor and meek of the earth. We wait with hope for that day when the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and there will be no more hurt or destructi




Detangle our Minds

Advent Season 2019 – Detangling Christmas

Detangle our Minds – Matthew 1:18-25

It seems for me, Christmas is a time where everything gets a little jumbled, tangled and twisted up. When the many demands of the season mount, my blood pressure goes higher, and my fuse gets shorter. A large part of my problem is allowing all the loose ends of the season to get tangled and choke out the joy of what Christmas is all about. This Advent, we invite you to let God help to “detangle our lives”.
 
 



Armor of Light

Introduction

At the heart of our Advent preparation stands John the Baptist, who calls us to repent and make a new beginning. As the darkness increases we turn toward the approaching light of Christ. For Christians he is the root of Jesse, the righteous judge who welcomes all, especially the poor and meek of the earth. We wait with hope for that day when the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and there will be no more hurt or destruction. From the Lord’s table we are