Welcome Advent, We’ve Been Waiting For You

Advent 1C November 29th 2015 Is it really the first Sunday of Advent? Are we sure about that? This week I opened a new folder on my computer; I have one for each church year which begins with the first Sunday of Advent and ends with Christ the King. “Sermons Year C 2015-2016” and only…

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moon through the branches

Christmas List

Advent 4B   Luke 1:39-55 O dawn of the east, brightness of light eternal, and sun of justice: come, and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death. Amen Christmas is, pretty much, upon us. So, what’s under your Christmas tree and what’s on your list for this year? So often…

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Point to the Light

Advent 3B Isaiah61:1-4,8-11  John 1:6-8,19-28 You can tell it is getting closer to Christmas when Rudolph and Frosty are on TV and the number of super sale, discount, 4 hour only, free shipping emails increases to one every ten minutes. In the church, we know that Christmas is almost here when John the Baptist comes…

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Hope is Gritty

Romans 8:18-25  I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will…

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Preparations

Advent 2B   Isaiah 40:1-11  2 Peter3:8-15a  Mark 1:1-8 Prepare the way of the Lord! Prepare! What on earth does that mean? I feel like we should all be scrambling around making something or cleaning something, but I’m not sure what. Every time I hear that word “prepare” associated with the church, I think about a…

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