Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Romance of Christmas, Christmas Eve 2017

ChristmasThis is not a good plan to save the world….



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Could the world be about to turn? Advent 4 2017

This morning I told the story of the annunciation and the visitation.  Luke 1:26-56.  For the Magnificat we sang the Canticle of the Turning.

Rory Cooney wrote some reflections on this rendition of the Magnificat here (link).

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Blue Christmas 2017

Blue Christmas 2017A Blue Christmas, or longest night, service is a time and place for those for whom the holidays are lonely, sad, and hard. St Peter’s offers this with the knowledge that the holiday season can be incredibly painful and the faith that God is with us in those blue moments.

Here is the sermon I preached.





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Who are you? Advent 3 2017

He came as a witnessMorsels & Stories:  I read from Edward Hays’ The Ethiopian Tattoo Shop.


Sermon:  When people are sent to figure out who John is, John never quite answers the question asked.


The lessons can be found by clicking here.  (link)  I worked most closely with John 1:6-8 19-28.



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Comfort, Advent 2 2017

Come near, though you are a sinner for I have always known that; Come near, that my love may heal the breach between us.-GodStories & Morsels:  I talked about Advent wreaths, some of their history and offered some suggestions for how to incorporate them into your Advent practice.  St Lucy’s feast day is indeed the 13th of December.  There are tons more options if you google “Advent Wreath” with lighting or liturgy.

Sermon:  Our Isaiah passage is the one I think of when I think of Advent.  What were the circumstances of it’s writing and how does it sound next to John the Baptist’s cry to repent.

The lessons can be found here (link).  I worked most closely with Isaiah 40:1-11.


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