Sunday, December 27, 2015

First Sunday of Christmas
God of light, fill our hearts this day with the power of your Spirit as we welcome the gift of your Christ into the midst of life.  Fill us with the peace, hope, love and joy that he brings.  Fill us with songs to praise the One who comes to make all things new. 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Has Come at Last !
Nativity of Our Lord

We gather as the family of faith to welcome the Christ child!  In his birth is the fulfillment of the prophets, the fulfillment of God’s covenant and the full flowering of God’s promise … that in him all creation will be born anew.  We sing Glory to God in the highest, and give thanks to God for the light no darkness can overcome.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

 4th Sunday of Advent
Dec. 20, 2015

Today, we hear Mary’s Song – the Magnificat. It is a song of great joy and yet also of conflict. She sings of justice and the conflict that will come because of the child in her womb . “He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones and lifted up the lowly;”. Each year in Advent we revisit this song to make it our own. We do more than just remember the narrative, we re-live it as we bring the ancient story into our own very lives.
click here to listen to the early service 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

 Noel Christmas
Dec. 13, 2015

Today the Choir performs a Cantata - Noel Christmas.
The entire service is presented.
click here to listen to the whole service included the choir cantata 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Baptism of Repentance 
Dec. 6,2015
2nd Sunday of Advent

The season of Advent has come. It is a time of preparation, to make ourselves ready to receive the One who is coming into the world. We hear freshly the voice of the prophet, coming out of the chaos of the wilderness, and calling forth a new creation: for the rugged places to be made smooth, for crooked ways to be made straight. John the Baptist comes in the Spirit and power of the prophets of old, proclaiming good news – a Gospel of salvation for all people, for all creation – and calling us to prepare through a “baptism of repentance.” This was a new language of faith for the people of John’s time and brings a fresh meaning to faith in ours. As we prepare ourselves for the greatest of gifts, we embrace this calling to repentance, to make ready for the One God wants to bear into the world through us.