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Light in the darkness

Christmas Eve service - 7 pm John 1:1-5 Christmas Eve 2017… and once again we are gathered to celebrate the birth of the Christ child. There's just something about this night that brings us together---even those of us for whom church is not a regular part of our lives. When I was a young man, just out of high school, I had stopped going to church for a year or two. I wasn’t su...
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The Word became flesh

Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 24, 2017 John 1:1-18 This year, today, the fourth Sunday of Advent bumps right up against Christmas eve. This fourth Sunday of Advent has traditionally become the Sunday when the candle of Love is lit. How does God’s love show up on this day? Perhaps we can see God’s love in the way God, the Word became flesh. It all happened in a moment, a most remarkable m...
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Advent is Hope – Fresh new beginnings

Second Sunday of Advent - December 10, 2017 Ezekiel 37:1-14 and John 11:25-26 As we try to grasp this week’s Advent reading, one can’t help but ask, what’s up? Last week we started out Advent season in the book of Daniel in the middle of a raging fire and now we’re taken to a bone yard? This is beginning to feel more like Halloween than Christmas. And yet, just like last week, it’s clear that...
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They wouldn’t bow, they wouldn’t bend, they wouldn’t burn

First Sunday of Advent - December 3, 2017 Daniel 3:1, 8-30 [selected verses] and John 18:36-37 I have a question for you today. Does anybody know how old the lowly marshmallow is? 50 years? Maybe 200 years? Would you believe the marshmallow was around before Columbus discovered America? Marshmallows actually date back to ancient Egypt.  It’s even possible that when Jesus, Mary and Joseph were th...
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