Sermons from December 2018

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The Days of Christmas: Creating Hygge in our Midst


Throughout Advent, the theme of Learning to Walk in the Dark by the luminous light of the moon & star-lit nights ushered us into the culmination of experiencing the Christ Child being birthed into our hearts once again on Christmas Eve when over 200 of us filled this sanctuary with joy & hope & music […]

The 200th Anniversary of Silent Night


Every Christmas Eve, outside a small chapel in Oberndorf, a picture-postcard village in the foothills of the Austrian Alps, thousands of carolers bundle up against the cold to sing the world’s most-beloved Christmas carol. Amid sparkling lights, and a star-filled sky, two men strumming a guitar, stand in front of the chapel to sing, “Stille […]

Advent III: Learning to Walk in the Dark: by Starlight


Our theme throughout Advent has been Learning to Walk in the Dark by the luminous light of the moon or starlight. Throughout scripture, we find multiple references to God’s creation in the night sky. Psalm 8:3  “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in […]

Advent II: Learning to Walk in the Dark: The Black Madonna


  Alfred Burt, an American jazz musician, wrote an annual Christmas carol every year, to send out to friends and family, in a Christmas Card greeting.  A few of his carols have become well known including one written not long before his death at the age of 34 in 1954. It goes like this: Caroling, […]

Advent I: Learning to Walk in Dark


Isaiah 45:3 And I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the LORD, which call you by your name, am the God of Israel. Psalm 139 Where can I go from your Spirit?  Where can I flee from your presence? If I go […]