Advent

Waiting in Awe and Wonder, Advent 3 2018

Advent 3 collectMorsels & Stories: We practiced and talked about waiting.

Sermons: I’m pretty sure John the Baptist was the only person waiting in awe and wonder for Jesus last time.  Which disturbs me because John was…unique.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with the collect and Luke 3:7-18.

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Christmas Jammies, Advent 2018

Morsels & Stories: A few weeks ago we talked about when the offertory was blessed.  When do the blessings end?

Sermon:  What Christmas Jammies have to do with the reading from Baruch?

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with Baruch 5:1-9.

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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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The Most Right Decision, Advent 4 2016

making-the-most-right-choiceMorsels & Stories: I talked a bit about what the canons (which can be found here) have to say about the responsibilities of the vestry.

 

Sermon: Matthew’s story about how Jesus was born focuses on Joseph and a dream.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 1:18-25.

 

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Forerunner, Advent 3 2016

have-you-heardMorsels & Stories: I read “Magi” from Edward Hays’ The Ethiopian Tattoo Shop.

 

 

Sermon: John’s disciples ask Jesus a simple question and get a complicated answer.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 11:2-11.

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Brave Lambs and Trustworthy Lions, Advent 2 2016

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Morsels & Stories: I talk about Matthew 3:3.  Or Isaiah 40:3.  And the comma that differentiates them. (Spoiler Matthew is quoting Isaiah in this verse.)

 

 

Sermon:  How brave must the lamb be to walk in to lie down with the lion?  How trustworthy must the lion be to let the lamb live?

 

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Isaiah 11:1-10.

 

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Prophesying Enough, Advent 3 2015

Robyns SermonsStories and Morsels: I read “Burning Brightly” from A Spy on Noah’s Ark.

Sermon: John the Baptist, Marie Kondo (who’s name I may have butchered, sorry), and the Paris agreement about carbon emissions all have something in common.  How do we know it’s enough?

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke 3:7-18.

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Repentance Ping Pong, Advent 2 2015

Robyns SermonsStories and Morsels: I used the liturgical calendar wheel, to talk about the new liturgical year we just started.  (Similar to the one that appears here if I’ve internetted correctly.)

Sermon:  Repentance I talk about how repentance can be more like ping pong than an easy decision.

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke 3:1-6.

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Finding Yes, Advent 4 2014

Robyns SermonsWhat was it about Mary that helped her find ‘yes!”?

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke: 1-26-38.

 

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