Posts tagged with ‘2019’

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Sunday, December 29, 2019 – First Sunday of Christmas

by Dan Wilkinson

As we celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas, our gospel today confronts us with the death of innocent children at the hands of Herod. The birth of Christ does not remove the power of evil from our world, but its light gives us hope as we walk with all the “holy innocents” of past generations […]

Christmas Day – December 25, 2019

by Dan Wilkinson

As on the first day of creation, on this Christmas Day the Word illumines the world, shining forth to bring all things into being. Today we celebrate the incarnate Word, God becoming flesh to live among us in the person of Jesus Christ then and now. Emboldened by the good news of Christ’s birth, along […]

Christmas Eve – December 24, 2019

by Dan Wilkinson

In winter’s deepest night, we welcome the light of the Christ child. Isaiah declares that the light of the long-promised king will illumine the world and bring endless peace and justice. Paul reminds us that the grace of God through Jesus Christ brings salvation to all people. The angels declare that Jesus’ birth is good […]

Sunday, December 22, 2019 – Fourth Sunday in Advent

by Dan Wilkinson

Today Isaiah prophesies that a young woman will bear a son and name him Emmanuel. The gospel is Matthew’s account of the annunciation and birth of the one named Emmanuel, God-with-us. During these final days of Advent we pray, “O come, O come, Emmanuel,” a beloved hymn based on the O Antiphons, ancient prayers appointed […]

THIS WEEK, beginning December 22, 2019

by Dan Wilkinson

THIS SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Room 118) 10:15 am Stay and help arrange our Christmas flowers! MONDAY: Meals on Wheels 10:30 am Chair Yoga Class (Friendship Hall) 12:00 pm Bible Study (Conference Room) TUESDAY: CHRISTMAS EVE Church Office closes at noon Meals on Wheels 5:30 pm Candlelight and Communion […]

Sunday, December 15, 2019 – Third Sunday in Advent

by Dan Wilkinson

A note of joyful expectation marks today’s worship. Isaiah announces that the desert shall rejoice and blossom, and Jesus points to the unexpected and transforming signs of God’s reign. We wait with patience for the coming of the Lord, even as we rejoice at his presence among us this day: in word and holy supper, […]

THIS WEEK, beginning December 15, 2019

by Dan Wilkinson

THIS SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Room 118) 10:15 am Adult Forum Bible Study (Roehl Media Center) MONDAY: ECHO TOY DRIVE (Friendship Hall) 10:30 am Chair Yoga Class (Room ) 12:00 pm Bible Study (Conference Room) 1:00 pm Chair Yoga Class (Room 5:30 pm Foundation Meeting (Conference Room) TUESDAY: ECHO […]

THIS WEEK, beginning December 8, 2019

by Dan Wilkinson

THIS SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Room 118) No Adult Forum Bible Study today MONDAY: 10:30 am Chair Yoga Class (Friendship Hall) 12:00 pm Bible Study (Conference Room) TUESDAY: 6:30 pm Council Meeting (Conference Room) 7:00 pm Al-Anon (Roehl Media Rm) WEDNESDAY: 9:00 am Rachel Circle 1:30 pm Discovering the […]

December 8, 2019 – Second Sunday in Advent

by Dan Wilkinson

At the heart of our Advent preparation stands John the Baptist, who calls us to repent and make a new beginning. As the darkness increases we turn toward the approaching light of Christ. For Christians he is the root of Jesse, the righteous judge who welcomes all, especially the poor and meek of the earth. […]

THIS WEEK, beginning December 1, 2019

by Dan Wilkinson

THIS SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am First Sunday Feedback (Roehl Media Rm) No Sunday School today No Adult Forum Bible Study today MONDAY: 10:30 am Chair Yoga Class (Friendship Hall) 12:00 pm Bible Study (Conference Room) TUESDAY: 7:00 pm Al-Anon (Roehl Media Rm) WEDNESDAY: 1:30 pm Discovering the Bible Class (Conference Room) […]