Archive for December 2019

Pitching a Tent in our Neighborhood

122919 Christmas 1 A  John 1:1-18   The Gospel of John tells the Christmas story by saying that the Word became flesh and ‘pitched a tent’ among us. It also says that not everyone liked it – He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. To all who…

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Nochebuena Alegría creciente

122419  Isaías 9: 2-7; Lucas 2: 1-14   El domingo antepasado, celebramos el tercer domingo de Adviento. Es cuando encendimos la vela rosa que enfatiza la alegría. Ese domingo prediqué sobre la sanidad. Después del servicio, un miembro me preguntó por qué predicaba sobre la sanidad en lugar de la alegría. Ella dijo que había…

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Christmas Eve Increasing Joy

122419  Isaiah 9:2-7; Luke 2:1-14   Ten days ago, we celebrated the third Sunday of Advent. You know, the one when we light the pink candle  that emphasizes joy. That Sunday I preached on healing. After the service Katie Mills asked me why I preached on healing rather than joy. She said that she had…

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THE LAST THREE POSADAS

THE LAST THREE POSADAS      DEC 16-24, 7 pm Come for one night or every night to join the community in the church at 7:00 pm   We accompany Mary and Joseph on their journey to Bethlehem in Scripture, song & story. Following the procession we gather for dinner, surprises, piñatas and candies. Click here…

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LAS ÚLTIMAS TRES POSADAS

LAS ÚLTIMAS TRES POSADAS 16-24 de Dic 7:00 pm   Empezamos en la Iglesia y vamos de puerta en puerta buscando posada   Vengan por una noche o todas las noches para unirse a la comunidad a las 7:00 pm para acompañar a María y José en su camino a Belén en canto, historia y…

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El Espíritu contra Viento y Marea

122219 Advent 4a  Mateo 1: 18-25   El anuncio del nacimiento de Jesús fue un poco extraño: Cuando María, la madre de Jesús, se había comprometido con José, pero antes de que vivieran juntos, se descubrió que estaba embarazada del Espíritu Santo. Justo aquí, al comienzo de la historia, nosotros, como lectores, recibimos una gran…

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The Spirit against all odds

Matthew 1:18-25   Jesus’ birth announcement was a little strange: “When Jesus’ mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.” Right here, at the beginning of the story, we, the readers, given a huge clue about what’s going on: Mary…

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POSADAS     DEC 16-24,  7 pm 

Come for one night or every night to join the community in the church at 7:00 pm We accompany Mary and Joseph on their journey to Bethlehem in Scripture, song & story. Following the procession we gather for dinner, surprises, piñatas and candies.   Click to download The Gazette (PDF)

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