Sermons from December 2018

Sermons from December 2018

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Lessons and Carols at St. Andrew’s: First Sunday After Christmas

First Sunday After Christmas,   December 30, 2018 Year C, First Sunday After Christmas: Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 147; Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7; John 1:1-18 CLICK HERE to listen to this entire service from St. Andrew’s.                                                                           The sermons are recorded at St. Andrew’s and uploaded by…
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The Song That Echoes Through All Eternity: Christmas Day

Christmas Day,   December 25, 2018 Year C, Christmas Day: Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 97; Titus 3:4-74; Luke 2:[1-7], 8-20 There was no recording of this sermon.                                                                             The day is here – and we are gathered as a community of faith – gathered to worship…
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Look For Jesus In Every Face: Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve,   December 24, 2018 Year C, Christmas Eve: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14, [15-20] There was no recording of this sermon.                                                                             “They were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see – I am…
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We, Too, Must Magnify The Lord: Advent 4

Advent 4,   December 23, 2018 Year C, Advent 4:  Micah 5:2-5a; Canticle 15; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke [1:39-45, (46-55)] CLICK HERE to listen to this sermon. My soul magnifies the Lord. Or in another version, “my soul doth magnify the Lord.” Today we hear the Magnificat, that great song of Mary that the author of Luke and Acts has blessed us with. We heard it in Canticle 15 and we heard it repeated in the Gospel. Beautiful words. Glorious words for the…
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Are We Living Out The Baptismal Promise? Advent 3

Advent 3,   December 16, 2018 Year C, Advent 3:  Zepheniah 3:14-20; Canticle 9; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18 CLICK HERE to listen to this sermon. If you’ve ever been a part of an Altar Guild and set up for the third Sunday in Advent you probably know that this particular Sunday is known a “Rose Sunday” or “Gaudete Sunday”. “Gaudete” means “rejoice” in Latin, so it is quite literally a day of joy and expectation as we are midway through the…
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God Is Always Calling Us: Advent 2

Advent 2,   December 9, 2018 Year C, Advent 2:  Baruch 5:1-9; Song of Zechariah; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6 CLICK HERE to listen to this sermon. What many of you may not know about me is that I like to watch TV. I can become a couch potato with the best of them. And one thing I’ve come to realize is that TV shows can teach us a lot about how to live our lives. Or not. Never fear. Dr. Oz…
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May We Abound In Love: Advent 1

Advent 1,   December 2, 2018 Year C, Advent 1:  Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-9; Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36 There was no recording for today’s sermon. It has officially begun. The Christmas Rush! From now until Christmas Day will seem like a 100-meter dash with the rush of Christmas and all its demands, distractions, details, dilemmas, delights and duties. For retailers, it’s a “make-or-break” time of year. Or maybe it’s make-and-break, because the more exhausted and overworked they become, the better their…