We Have a Story We Did Not Write

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Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C 23 January 2022 Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Luke 4:14-21   When we were first married we lived in Germany. Jackie’s first job in Germany was in a neighbouring city, about an hour by train. One of the places the train stopped was the […]

God’s Presence in Jesus

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Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C 16 January 2022 Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 36:5-10 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 John 2:1-11   Perhaps the parking spot prayer is the most infamous of all prayers. Not that it would not be handy to find a parking spot at the right time, especially when it’s as rainy as it’s […]

God’s Life With Us

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Baptism of the Lord, Year C 9 January 2022 Isaiah 43:1-7 Psalm 29 Acts 8:14-17 Luke 3:15-17, 21-22   You may have seen the cartoon of Moses as a boy, sitting in the bathtub, parting the waters, much to the frustration of his mother who is trying to bathe him. The cartoon turns Moses into […]

Becoming

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Second Sunday after Christmas Day, Year C 2 January 2022 Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 147:12-20 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:(1-9), 10-18 I had a bit of an exchange with an old friend from middle school. We spent a lot of years together, in school, confirmation class, youth group, and hiking together. He sent me a greeting by […]

Living in Relationship(s)

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First Sunday after Christmas Day, Year C 26 December 2021 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 Psalm 148 Colossians 3:12-17 Luke 2:41-52   We know almost nothing about the childhood of Jesus. There are apocryphal gospels that did not make it into the Bible that tell fantastic stories, but for the witness of the Holy Scriptures we […]

The Importance of Being “in the Flesh”

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Last year people said that there wouldn’t be Christmas. I sympathized with those statements, even though they weren’t entirely true, but they expressed lament, they acknowledged loss. I don’t know what Christmas looked like at your house. At our house my wife cooked Christmas dinner (she is a much better cook than I am), we […]

Choosing Trust and Hope

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Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C 19 December 2021 Micah 5:2-5a Luke 1:46b-55 Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-45, (46-55)   It has been no easier for churches to plan for Christmas than for anybody else. Virus mutations, public observance of health restrictions, vaccination rates, and in turn the issue of new health guidelines have guided our […]

What then shall we do?

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Third Sunday of Advent, Year C 12 December 2021 Zephaniah 3:14-20 Isaiah 12:2-6 Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:7-18   A few years ago, our child Elias told us that we needed to get a copy of the movie “Die Hard,” because, they said, it is a Christmas movie. Never having seen the movie I was puzzled. […]

Messengers

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Second Sunday of Advent, Year C 5 December 2021 Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 1:68-79 Philippians 1:3-11 Luke 3:1-6   Angels are essential to the celebration of Christmas, not only on top of our Christmas trees. The angel Gabriel announces the birth of the Saviour and angels sing for the shepherds in the fields. Heaven and earth […]

28 November 2021

We were blessed to have the Reverend Paula Porter Leggett lead our worship today.