Christmas Day 2010 John 1:1-14 The Christmas story in the gospel of John doesn’t have a stable. It doesn’t have a manger or swaddling clothes. There’s no angel or shepherds or wise men bearing gifts. There is a gift, however.
Christmas Eve 24 December 2010 (Isaiah 9: 2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-20) Contrary to popular rumor, I really do enjoy receiving and reading those holiday letters we often receive from friends, those letters that tell us what has been happening to families over the past year. At our home, we have probably received … More Christmas Eve
Fourth Sunday of Advent 19 December 2010 (Isaiah 7:10-16 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1: 18-25) “Living beyond our Fears!” I know a woman, probably in her late 60s, whose husband was in the hospital in very poor health. His wife, who had spent long hours at the hospital, went home to get a shower and have … More Living Beyond Our Fears!
Children’s Message – Dora the Donkey – Wondering Advent 4A December 19, 3010 We have a new animal in the stable – Dora the Donkey. Dora is a very special donkey…let me tell you her story. One day, Dora was having a bad day.. Have you ever had a bad day?
Advent 3A – What Did you Want to See? December 11-12, 2010 Matthew 11:2-11 Three times Jesus asks the crowd, What did you go into the wilderness to see? What do you want to see this Advent?
Waterlife – Advent 3A – “Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?” Matthew 11:2-11 December 12, 2010 Cast: Announcer (dresses and speaks like a game show host) Candidate 1 (a king) Candidate 2 (a doctor) Candidate 3 (a grandmother) Candidate 4 (Jesus) John the Baptist Announcer: Well folks, we’ve just heard him… John … More Skit – Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?
Children’s Message – Advent 3A – Watching Who do we have in our stable? Ollie the Ox – Waiting (for his foot to get better) Hansel and Gretel the Goats – Hoping (for their mother and father to come looking for them) Today we have some sheep! Their names are Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi and…Earl.