Tag: Homily

“Come Darkness, Come Light”

Updated November 28. One of my favorite Christmas carols is one that Ryan introduced to me a few years back at a Christmas Comfort service: Come Darkness, Come Light – written and performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter. It’s really more of an Advent, than a Christmas Carol. It deeply echoes this solstice season we are…

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Keeping Ourselves Ready

For email posts, click here to watch online. It’s around this time every year when the church calendar begins to include end-times themes into the Sunday readings.   And depending on how you count them, the Gospel writers document around 40 parables that Jesus told.  In some – like the parable of the mustard seed –…

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Beauty-tide

For email posts, click here to watch “Beauty-tide” online. When I was little, we had this old family bible that I just loved. It was a huge King James, with the words of Jesus printed in red, and it had those gold-edged pages, which I loved to fan out and flip through as a child.…

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Give to Caesar What Is Caesar’s

For email posts, click here to watch online. We think of the last days of Jesus’ final week as being full of challenges coming at Him from every side.  (Understatement of the century, right?!)  During His final week Jesus dealt with betrayal, arrest, torture, and crucifixion.  Jesus’ final week was full of challenges coming at Him…

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Put On Christ

For email posts, click here to watch online. “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD,            my whole being shall exult in my God;for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation,            he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,            and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” Isaiah…

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Pets are People too!

For email posts, click here to watch online. I recall just a week ago or so hearing the Guitar Circle play and Jennifer Jones wonderfully sing: All Creatures of our God and King. Outdoors and under blue skies. All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voices, let us sing, Alleluia, alleluia! Bright…

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