Sermons from December 2019

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“Becoming What We Love”

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Luke 2:41-52 (NRSV)  41 Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. 43 When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents […]

Christmas Eve Family Service: “To us, a child is born”

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Isaiah 9:2-7 (NRSV) 2 The people who walked in darkness     have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness—     on them light has shined. 3 You have multiplied the nation,     you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you     as with joy at the harvest,     as people exult when dividing plunder. 4 For […]

Prepare the Way: “The Child Leaped”

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Luke 1:39-45 (NRSV)  39 In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, 40 where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit 42 and […]

Prepare the Way: “A Credible Witness”

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John 1:19-28 (NRSV) 19 This is the testimony given by John when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 He confessed and did not deny it, but confessed, “I am not the Messiah.” 21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am […]