Scriptures: Matthew 2:13-23, Psalm 148 In the heights of Christmas, we tell a scary story: one that may not have happened just so, but one that also reminds us of how fragile—and how precious—new life can be, especially because it brings change to powers that have been. Download Text here: 2019-12-29
On Christmas Eve, we come together to tell the story of God’s love which has come to dwell in us and all things through Lessons and Carols… but we begin the story—very small—and hope to grow that spark of love.
Scripture: Luke 1:46-55 On our Music Sunday, we heard Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, and Mary’s song of revolution and restoration at the news of her child to come. Download text here: 2019-12-22
Scripture: Isaiah 35:1-10 As the prophet reminds us to strengthen one another with good news, we give thanks for the ways in which our children and our pageant characters embody joy, and love, for us… helping to make God’s presence real before us, and calling us to echo that presence for others.
Scripture: Matthew 3:1-12 John the Baptist calls us to prepare for the coming of the Christ, turning around, and perhaps making room in our lives for the reality of God’s presence in all creation, and sometimes most difficult, in ourselves. Download text here: 2019-12-08