Christmas

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Blessed with a Name

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Blessed with a Name

Our names are more than what we call each other. They help define our identities and beliefs. How we name one another is everything. Identity and the blessing of God Christmas 1A | Numbers 6:22-27 I don’t know how old I was. Maybe 8 or 9. Around my daughter’s age when I first learned what […]

And Darkness Did Not Overcome It

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And Darkness Did Not Overcome It

The opening to John’s gospel gives us a still-radical view of Christmas, the Feast of the Incarnation, as it goes beyond the baby and on to us. The Light of Christ and God’s children Christmas Day |  John 1:1-14 “In the beginning was the Word” When we read these words on Christmas morning, they feel […]

The Song of the Flesh

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The Song of the Flesh

In Christmas, we often see Jesus as coming to quiet the noise. But perhaps it is more like helping us hear the music of creation. In the Incarnation, the Word dwells among us. Christmas Eve |  Luke 2:1-14(15-20) This Advent several of us gathered Sunday evenings to eat together, to talk, to explore the birth […]

Overwhelmed by Joy

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Overwhelmed by Joy

The Evangelist tells a story which resonates so fully with the Hebrew story of oppression and enslavement under Pharaoh. Herod is the new Pharaoh! Judah has become Egypt! Overcoming darkness and restoring the world Christmas 2C |  Matthew 20 For the text and audio, visit the Rector’s Page. Download the text in a PDF: Christmas […]

God Embodied

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God Embodied

The birth story isn’t about Mary and Joseph; it is about how Jesus comes into the world. AND how Jesus keeps coming into the world. The purpose of the Christmas story Christmas 1C | Luke 2:41-52 For the text and audio, visit the Rector’s Page

Jesus and the Heart of the Matter

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The power of the Christmas story can be seen in what it drives us to do, where it drives us to go, who it drives us to become. The Inbreaking GOD and the hope of the world Christmas Day |  John 1:1-14 For the text and audio, visit the Rector’s Page.

Bearing Christ

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The light doesn’t come from the bright places: its radiance and brilliance shines through the darkness, through the darkest corners of our world, through the darkest corners of our lives. It envelops the darkness with its truth, its mercy, its love. Bringing forth the salvation of the world Christmas Eve |  Luke 2:1-20 For text […]