WHAT CHILD IS THIS?

May the words our my mouth, the meditations of my heart be always acceptable in thy sight, oh lord, my strength, and my redeemer.  amen    Advent is the season in which we prepare for the coming of the Lord.  Now we are celebrating his arrival this sunday and next sunday..  Today, we’ll look more […]

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It’s Impossible!

Luke 1:26-38 If any of you have an iPhone, take a look at the face. You will see a little detail in the graphics that you might not have noticed before today But, it’s something that Apple’s top software designer thought was impossible to do. If you look at the corners of those icons, you’ll […]

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Why a Rose Candle?

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 This week the nations electors will meet to officially elect the next President of the United States. This week, the new COVID vaccine will be released and the big issue we face is who gets the limited supply vaccine first and when do the rest of us get it?  This week Congress […]

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Four Watches in the Night

Mark 13:24-37 A few years back, a Christian band called Newsong released a song that became a hit on Christian radio stations. They sang about a little school up in the hills of Kentucky Where special kids born with special needs Are sent to learn life’s ABCs. Now these children have a Christian teacher. She […]

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Christ the King

Matthew 25: 31-46 Some of you might have heard of the Netflix series called The Crown. It’s a dramatization of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign beginning with her marriage to Prince Philip. The first season was released in 2017. It is now in its fourth and final season and the ratings are through the roof. Americans […]

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Cozy Christianity

Matthew 25:1-13 Some of you remember Jill McAlister. She used to be our sexton. Jill once shared with me how the McAlister family celebrates Thanksgiving. It begins on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving when she gets the whole family together on Tuesday and start the prep. It’s washing the veggies, cutting up the veggies, assembling all […]

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My Two Loves

Matthew 22:34-46 “I keep a baseball bat under my bed in case someone tries to break in and pitch a no hitter.” “Our scariest president was probably Rushmore, because he had four heads.” “Wait, what do you mean Jesus loves me? Did he say something to you?” Okay, can anyone guess what all three of […]

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No R.S.V.P. on This Invitation

Matthew 22:1-14 It’s remarkable how long-time married couples communicate. Take this situation. Hubby comes home after work and gets ready to go out with his wife for the evening. He paws through the closet not sure what to wear while his wife waits in the living room. He gets changed and comes out of the bedroom […]

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Tenant’s Mentality

Matthew 21: 33-46 The lectionary editors got it right this week. They paired up the right OT reading with this morning’s Gospel Indeed, we’re going to want to compare the two readings to avoid a misreading of Scripture that, I believe, led to the Holocaust We’ll come back to that. In the OT reading, it’s […]

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Envy and Grace

Matthew 20:1-16 This parable is offensive, isn’t it? It challenges our sense of justice,  It goes against what we think is equitable and fair. One guy works for twelve hours in the hot sun picking grapes And he gets the exact same pay as the guy who spends one hour in the cool of the […]

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