Messages from December 2015

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Christmas Eve 2015 Service

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Christmas Eve 2015 Christmas Eve, and once again we hear the Christmas Nativity Story from Luke’s gospel. The writer of this gospel was a talented and skilled story-teller and his gospel was written to appeal to readers from different religious, ethnic and social backgrounds1. It is a wonderful accounting of the birth of the Christ […]

Fulling & Fire! Message for Advent 2

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Second Sunday of Advent, 2012 Based on Malachi 3: 1-4 “Look! I am sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. Then the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his Temple. The messenger of the covenant, whom you look for so eagerly, is surely coming,” says the LORD of Heaven’s […]

Be Prepared! Message for Third Sunday of Advent

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Be Prepared! Message for the Third Sunday in Advent (Based on Luke 3: 7-18) “You brood of vipers.” Well now, isn’t that a great opening line for a sermon—and opening line for the gospel reading! And another fire and brimstone gospel reading for Advent, which goes contrary to the pre-Christmas traditions we are exposed to […]

Rector’s Advent & Christmas Letter 2015

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“Prepare the way of the Lord, prepare the way of the Lord, and all people will see the salvation of our God.”(Taize Hymn) I have just turned the page on the calendar and it is the first day of December, which for me always feels like the countdown to Christmas is really on—even though the […]