Sermons from December 2023

Dec 24: Early Service (6 pm) – Unwrapping the Gifts of Christmas

The Story of Christmas: The Gospel of Matthew/LukeUnwrapping the Gifts of Christmas: Mary and Joseph The Story of Christmas: The Gospel of LukeUnwrapping the Gifts of Christmas: Angels and Shepherds The Story of Christmas: The Gospel of MatthewUnwrapping the Gifts of Christmas: Wise Ones The Story of Christmas: The Gospel of JohnUnwrapping the Gifts of…

Avent 3 – Lessons & carols

Isaiah 40:1-8 Comfort, comfort my people!    says your God.2 Speak compassionately to Jerusalem,        and proclaim to her that her compulsory service has ended,    that her penalty has been paid,    that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins! 3 A voice is crying out:“Clear the Lord’s way in the desert!    Make a level highway in the wilderness for our God!4 Every…

Advent 2 White Gift – Nothing is impossible: Joy in Connection

Scripture Reading (CEB) Luke 1:24-45 24 Afterward, his wife Elizabeth became pregnant. She kept to herself for five months, saying, 25 “This is the Lord’s doing. He has shown his favor to me by removing my disgrace among other people.” 26 When Elizabeth was six months pregnant, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a city in Galilee, 27 to a…

Advent 1 Hanging of the Greens: How Can I Be Sure – Acknowledging our Weariness

Scripture Reading (CEB) Luke 1:5-23 5 During the rule of King Herod of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah. His wife Elizabeth was a descendant of Aaron. 6 They were both righteous before God, blameless in their observance of all the Lord’s commandments and regulations. 7 They had no children because…