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Advent Day 19 – Bethlehem

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. … Continue reading

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The Holy Innocents – The Other Side of Christmas

This time of year there is no shortage of peaceful images.  The sights and sounds of Christmas are embedded in our hearts and minds.  More than any other time of year, the world strives to find certainty and security at … Continue reading

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This is Christmas

  So this is Christmas, what have you done? Another year over, a new one just begun. (John Lennon)  I’ve actually heard that song by John Lennon several times this week.  As I listened to the words, I thought about … Continue reading

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Decorating churches while sharing good news

This week, many congregations took time to decorate their churches for the coming Christmas celebration.  These symbols of Christmas bring us joy and delight as the Church waits in hopefulness, and prepares to receive the good news yet again.  Through … Continue reading

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Meeting Jesus at Christmas

As with many congregations, we had a large number of folks attend worship on Christmas Eve.  I was happy to see some familiar faces, those members who cannot attend worship regularly because of their work, and also those who simply … Continue reading

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