Here is our message for December 31, the first Sunday of Christmastide. In it, we consider the story of Simeon and Anna in Luke 2, and their prophetic words of who this Christ child is.
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Here is the Christmas Eve message for this year. The scripture reading is from Ruth – both the beginning and the end of the book (chapters 1 and 4). Ruth is an amazing story, set in the days when the judges ruled. It has a powerful message of hope as it tells of a redeemer in Bethlehem.
This is the Christmas Eve Sermon for 2016. The scripture is 1 John 4:7-12, and in this sermon we consider the miracle of the Incarnation and then ask why God would go to these lengths.
This is the second Sunday of Christmastide, the final Sunday of the Christmas Season. This Sunday, we look at Matthew’s account of the visit of the Magi found in chapter 2. One of the things that St. Matthew is demonstrating with this story is how Jesus came to be a light to all nations and peoples. You just have to understand what it is like to be on the outside, so understand what good news that is.
This is the first Sunday of Christmastide, which means that we are still in the Christmas season. This Sunday’s lectionary readings include Saint Matthew’s account of the massacre of the infants, as well as Hebrews 2:10-18 which is the basis for the sermon. This message examines Jesus coming to be one of us, to share our flesh and blood.
Finally, here is a picture of the painting I mentioned and showed: