Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas Eve 2012c: He comes this night

“He comes this night”  “Come, Lord Jesus!” has been our Advent prayer.  Come, Lord Jesus.  Tonight we gather to proclaim that our Lord has, indeed, come to us.  It is a mystery to us … God did not use magic … Continue reading

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A prayer for Newtown, CT

Loving God, your own son, Jesus, gathered your little ones in his arms and blessed them: Receive your children, slaughtered by the senseless violence of our fallen world. Have pity on those who mourn for these innocent ones. Be with … Continue reading

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Advent3c_2012: Joy? It is not our light

Zephaniah 3:14-20     Canticle 9 (Isaiah 12:2-6)     Philippians 4:4-7     Luke 3:7-18 Although we light another Advent candle today, the pink candle of joy, the world seems darker once more.  Not again, we say.  Not again.  The second worst mass shooting happened … Continue reading

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Advent2c_2012: “Come, Lord Jesus!”

Baruch 5:1-9     Canticle 4 (Luke 1:68-79)     Philippians 1:3-11     Luke 3:1-6   “Come, Lord Jesus!” we pray in this season of Advent.  Come, Lord Jesus!  Jesus is coming; that much we know.  So what is it that we have to do … Continue reading

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Advent1c_2012: Advent …

Challenges are part of life, of course.  This week, I was challenged in a liturgical way: how might our Sunday worship incorporate “the kirkin’ o the tartans (a St. Andrew’s day celebration, really),” a children’s sermon for the first Sunday … Continue reading

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