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Jesus is HERE with us – December 30, 2018

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Luke 2:41-52 Do you remember being twelve years old?  I remember those days.  I was happy and innocent.  As I went to school every day, I went to church every Sunday, not necessary because I wanted to learn about God, but because I had many good friends there.  As I grew into the teen-age years […]

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Favored One? – December 23, 2018

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Luke 1:39-45 The passage we just heard from Luke’s gospel is preceded by the annually-repeated annunciation to Mary.  “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God.  You will be with child and give birth to a son….”  Mary asks how this is possible since she is still a virgin; the angel says […]

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Joy of the Season – December 16, 2018

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Zephaniah 3:14-20; Philippians 4:4-7 Today is the 3rd Sunday in Advent, and we just lit the candle of joy. If you noticed, the color of the candle for today is pink, and not purple like the other three. The theme for today is “joy.” Usually I bring a 6-page-long sermon on Sunday mornings, but today, […]