December 24 Sermon

Today’s scripture tells us of Joseph’s first guiding dream in the book of Matthew, the dream that tells him to remain true to Mary.  But I have also been thinking this week about the second of Joseph’s dreams. After Jesus’ birth and infancy, the magi show up.  Herod becomes enraged and seeks to...

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Sermon Text: December 10

Entering the Temple’s sanctuary to light incense for prayer would have been a once in a lifetime experience for Zechariah.  The cohort of priests he was part of would have served at the temple two weeks of every year, but there were enough men in the group to make entering the sanctuary a rare...

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“Angels and You” – Sermon Text: December 3, 2023

Angels show up all over the place in stories of this season.  We’ll be seeing quite a lot more of them over the next month or so.  The best-known appearance is in today’s scripture: Gabriel shows up to tell Mary she will bear a son.  In other appearances: an angel tells Zacharaiah that his aged...

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