Category Archives: Advent

Hosanna! Advent, He comes!

Happy new year! With the preparations for the birth of Christ, this season of Advent, the new year begins. The King is coming! Are you prepared? While this season of Advent involves preparation for family and friends, it also involves the preparations … Continue reading

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Watch and Pray: Mouths Open, Tongues Loose

Midweek Advent 3: In the year 1532, Martin Luther preached a sermon about John the Baptist in which he said this: “The real reason for observing St John, is not because of his austere life, not because of his phenomenal … Continue reading

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Gaudate! Rejoice!

Advent 3c Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion…Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. Dear Advent worshippers of the Son of God: What a refrain of joy! The third Sunday of Advent, the only Sunday with … Continue reading

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Watch and Pray: The Angel Appears

Midweek Advent 2 Last week we began looking at Luke’s account of Jesus. Luke begins by insisting that his account is true and trustworthy. Read it, listen to it, and you find certainty. The introduction, however, isn’t over. We have … Continue reading

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Watch and Pray

(Midweek Advent 1: This service was done in conjunction with the Bach Cantata, Wachet! Betet! Betet! Wachet!) Dear children of God, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text from Romans … Continue reading

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What Shall We Do?

Advent 1C As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.”…And the crowds asked him, “What then … Continue reading

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Advent 4 – Impregnated By Word and Faith

Advent 4 Readings (Series B): Luke 1:26-38; 2 Sam. 7:1–11,16; Romans 16:25-27 Pregnancy is a time of eager anticipation. So much is still unknown. The are unknowns throughout with anticipation of the babies gender, concern and wonder about the child’s health, … Continue reading

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Midweek Advent 3 – Isaiah

Isaiah 40: Sermon for Midweek Advent 3 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,     and cry to her that her warfare is ended,     that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord‘s hand     double for all … Continue reading

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Advent 3 – Patience For the One Who Comes

Advent 3: John 1:6-8, 19-28; Isaiah 61 Video here Dear people of God at Bethlehem, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Waiting is not something most of us do well. Our … Continue reading

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Malachi – Advent 2

Praying the Collect of the Day can be meaningful. Each Sunday, and for that week, the collect is a prayer that collects the congregation’s petitions into one plea. Like a laser beam it focuses on one request. This prayer becomes … Continue reading

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