The Name of Our Salvation in the Flesh

The Name of Our Salvation in the Flesh

Already, morning news shows have featured the celebrations in Australia and New Zealand, complete with revelers counting down, and then fireworks being set off at the moment of midnight.  I heard that drinking establishments all across the land expect to do brisk...
This Too, Is Christmas

This Too, Is Christmas

Some years ago, an immigrant family had arrived in America.  Shortly after, the father got a job working in a factory. As Christmas came around, the company treated the factory workers to a Christmas party (at the time they didn’t have to say “holiday party”),...
From Eternity to All Creation

From Eternity to All Creation

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. For most of human history, when a woman announced that she was with child, everyone had to wait until the child was born to be able to see the child.  The unborn child was, in that...
Out of the Little Town Comes the Ruler, the Savior

Out of the Little Town Comes the Ruler, the Savior

The sermon text for the 4th Sunday in Advent is from Micah 5:2 [2] But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient...
In JOY-ful Anticipation, PREPARE for the Wedding

In JOY-ful Anticipation, PREPARE for the Wedding

The Time of Christmas is such a busy time for so many of us, isn’t it?  Really, most of the “busyness” of the Time is in the first part, the Season of Advent.  The Church Year may be divided into three Times, with each Time encompassing different Seasons....