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O Antiphons

The hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” is based on a series of Antiphons (a short sentence sung or recited before or after a psalm or canticle) that were appointed for the last days of Advent. Each of these “O Antiphons” describes the coming Savior using imagery from the Old Testament prophecies which foretold of…

The Christmas Tree Man

advent 2 traditional worship His house is far out.   Farther out than you can imagine anyone living.  It’s small and clean and white.  Most summers it’s cool; most winters it’s warm.  It is a good house for a man alone.  The man himself is a small man and skinny.  He has never married.  He has…

Science & Faith Friday

SchrÖdinger’s advent Welcome to the 1st episode of Science & Faith Friday!!! The 1st Friday of every month we will walk together down a path addressing a topic with one foot in science and the other foot in faith.  Albert Einstein once said, “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”  This is the beginning of Advent…

Advent 2 Preview

At the heart of our Advent preparation stands John the Baptist, who calls us to repent and make a new beginning. Whether he baptized with a sea shell or dunked the baptized in the river Jordon, John acts as prophet and preparer of the way. His actions guide us today just as they did 2,000…

Advent 1

New Day Sermon For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 9:6 The Message translates the title “Prince of Peace” as “Prince of Wholeness.”  What does it mean that our Savior who…