This Wednesday, December 24th, is Christmas Eve, and we will follow what has been our tradition for the day. At 4:30, we begin with half an hour of seasonal music performed by a variety of people from our extended church family. Following that, at about 5:00, is our Christmas Eve service.
Our service alternates the reading of the Christmas story with carols related to each Scripture passage, ending with Silent Night sung a capella by candlelight. It’s a beautiful and moving start to Christmastide.
We hope to see you there!
I figured I’d post my final paper for preaching class. It is an advent themed sermon based on the reading of 2 Samuel 7:1-16,18. I’m posting it to give you an advent reading which is slightly different from what we’ll be doing in church this year. I hope you enjoy it and find it encouraging.
You can read the sermon by expanding this post. It’s about the equivalent of 2 1/2 pages. Continue reading My Final Paper, an Advent Sermon
When I was a kid growing up in small town Nebraska, there were two places you could find me on most days. Either on my bike or in the water. I loved to swim. So much so that my hair would be bleached white by the time school began at the end of each summer. My mother always had a fear of the water, so she made sure all of us kids took swimming lessons. I was a fish! Not only at the city swimming pool, but at the rivers and lakes around the country-side by my little home town. Continue reading Generosity and Jumping off the High Dive
I presented a building definition of hospitality in the sermon last week. For those who would like to have that definition to carry with them, here it is… with thanks from Tim Keller. Continue reading Hospitality… Defined