December 17

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Third Sunday of Advent   10:30 a.m.

Lectionary Readings:  Isaiah  61: 1-11;  Luke 1: 46-55

Text:  “He has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich empty away.”  Luke 1:53

Sermon:   “Mary, Quite Contrary”

Tease:   From the moment the strange messenger brings greetings to Mary of Nazareth, she remains demure and quiet.  But, then, in a moment of sheer inspiration … she speaks.  And what a speech!!   God might have chosen a more mature, stronger woman of better background to play this daunting role. Yet, the choice of a young, poor and vulnerable peasant girl may tell us something far more important about God …and ourselves.

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday Evening, December 24,  5:00 p.m.

At that magical twilight hour, we once again gather to hear the story of Jesus’ birth.  Our traditional service of lessons and carols will include special music and a short, inspirational message.  It’s a joyous, yet reflective hour – guaranteed to put you and the entire family in the Christmas spirit. 

There will be no morning service on December 24.