Posts from December 2019

Posts from December 2019

MY PEOPLE

“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.”  Isaiah 40:1 Yesterday, in Terri’s sermon about relationships she talked about family reunions and how her granddaughter always looks around when the family is gathered and says, “These are my people.” Even if I don’t say that phrase to myself each Sunday in worship, sometimes I look out and think as your pastor, “These are my…

Joy

“And the angel of the Lord said unto them, Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great JOY, which shall be to all people.” Luke 2:10 Each year, during the four weeks of Advent, we light the candles of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. If I had to pick one theme for our ministry in 2019 it would be JOY. We have been blessed in so many ways, and for me personally…

The Candle of Peace

On the second Sunday of Advent we light the candle of Peace. Of the four candles—Hope, Peace, Joy and Love—this one holds the most irony, for it seems our world is in a constant state of, if not war, then unrest. In our busy, overly-scheduled lives peace is fleeting at best. Who among us doesn’t long to sing “let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.” I find…

The First Sunday of Advent… HOPE

Each year during Advent special groups or families in the church light the Advent Candles of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. Yesterday, representatives of the Amazing Grays lit the candle of Hope. During this week, I invite you to reflect on the things, people and circumstances that give you hope. Reflect also on ways you might offer hope to someone else. Not surprisingly,…