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12/28/2014 First Sunday of Christmas The text for today’s sermon is  Luke 2:22-40; Galatians 4:4-7. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Welcome, my friends, to the first Sunday after Christmas! A cartoon in the New Yorker magazine says it all. In the middle of … Continue reading

Who Was Born on Christmas?

12/25/2014 Christmas Day The text for today’s sermon is Luke 2:1-20; Isaiah 9:2-7.   Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Merry Christmas, everyone – today is a day for celebration and good cheer as we remember the greatest event in the all of history.  … Continue reading

A Child is Born

12/24/2014 Christmas Eve The text for this sermon is Luke 2:1-20. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. A child is born.  A first born child, a son is brought into the world.  With the excitement and fear that comes with first-time parenthood, a baby’s … Continue reading

You Have to Be Kidding!

12/21/2014 Fourth Sunday in Advent Text for today’s sermon is Luke 1:26-38. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. It was the last day of swimming lessons at the Y, the day of the test to determine whether those in the tadpole class would pass … Continue reading

Waiting for What Is to Come

12/14/2014 Third Sunday in Advent  The text for today’s sermon is  Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11; I Thes 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28 Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. As a child, I remember that the most difficult part of Christmas was simply waiting for it to come.  … Continue reading

Prepare! Make Straight the Way of the Lord!

12/7/2014 Second Sunday in Advent  The text for today’s sermon is Mark 1:1-8 Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. When you don’t know where to start, start at the beginning.  That seems like the logical choice, doesn’t it?  But from what we have just … Continue reading

Molded Clay

11/30/22014 First Sunday in Advent  The text for today’s sermon is Isaiah 64:1-9 Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. On this first Sunday of Advent, I want to share with you a poem that I received and kept through the years.  It’s written by … Continue reading