Take Comfort

Take Comfort

With the beginning of the Advent season on the church calendar, and the beginning of the Christmas season according to our cultural calendar, concerts abound.  The music of the season prepares our hearts for remembering the first coming of Christ and for anticipating...
The Torah Made Flesh

The Torah Made Flesh

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Ghost.  Amen. One of the most familiar verses in the whole Bible is John 3:16, the “Gospel in a nutshell”: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should...
But There is Hope!

But There is Hope!

The sermon text for the 1st Sunday in Advent is from Isaiah 64:5b–9. [5] Behold, you were angry, and we sinned; in our sins we have been a long time, and shall we be saved? [6] We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted...
Living in Thanksgiving

Living in Thanksgiving

The sermon text for the Thanksgiving Eve is from Philippians 4:6–20. [6] do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. [7] And the peace of God, which surpasses all...
Sober and Informed

Sober and Informed

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Ghost.  Amen. It has been astounding to witness the rapidity with which a particular topic has come to dominate the news and information outlets over the last couple of weeks.  The accusations of “sexual...