Category Archives: Advent

Knocking on the Church Door

Our Church host a Code Purple cold weather shelter for the homeless men in our community. We provide a warm place to stay, cots, blankets, and respite from the cold at night. I received an email earlier today that when … Continue reading

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Advent: The “Time In-Between”

When I was a kid, my mom made my sister and I an Advent Calendar where we received a piece of candy every day leading up to Christmas. We looked forward to waking up each morning and getting a new … Continue reading

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Advent: The Christ Candle

*A week or so late, but I wanted to post.* Over the past four weeks, we have been in the season of Advent. Advent is not a countdown to Christmas, but a season of waiting, expectation, and self-examination as we … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Advent: Peace

Through our Advent Journey, we have practiced a rhythm of watching and waiting by looking at God’s faithfulness, God’s love, and the joy that God brings us. This morning we light the fourth candle, the Candle of Peace. Our scripture … Continue reading

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Joy- The Third Sunday of Advent

(A brief reading I wrote for worship this past Sunday as we lit the third Advent Candle) Advent Week 3: Joy  On the first week of Advent, we lit the candle of Faith as we put our trust in God … Continue reading

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LOVE: Week Two of Advent

We are in the second week of Advent. Last week, we lit the candle of Hope as we heard that Jesus’ return brings us hope in the midst of despair. This morning, we hear from the prophet Malachi: “I will … Continue reading

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Vintage Christmas: Lessons from a Cubs Fan

The Chicago Cubs last won the World Series in 1908 and did not win again until 2016- a period of 108 years. As a baseball fan there is the attitude of “wait until next year” with the hope that next … Continue reading

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