Posts tagged with ‘First Sunday of Christmas’

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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 […]

    December 30, 2018 – First Sunday of Christmas

    by Dan Wilkinson

      On the first Sunday of Christmas we find the boy Samuel and the boy Jesus, both in the temple, both growing in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and humankind. We too have returned to the house of God “to sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God,” who has gifted us with […]

      December 31, 2017 – First Sunday of Christmas

      by Dan Wilkinson

        In the psalm all the natural world praises God, including all humanity, male and female, young and old. The voices of Simeon and 84-year- old Anna join the chorus today, recognizing what God is doing in Jesus. Simeon’s song is often sung after communion, for we have seen God’s salvation in the assembled community and […]