The Precedent Is…There Is No Precedent

The readings we used today to celebrate the Theophany of Our God in the Flesh are: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 29; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12; Mark 1:4-11.

You can listen to Pastor Jay’s sermon here:

Unfortunately, the Pronouncement of the Moveable Feasts was not recorded. It is as follows:

Know, dear brothers and sisters, that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ,so by leave of God’s mercy we announce to you also the joy of his Resurrection, who is our Savior:

On the fourteenth day of February will fall Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of the great fast of Lent.

On the thirtieth day of March will fall Good Friday, and the contemplation of our Lord’s merciful Passion.

On the thirty-first day of March, we will gather for the Great Vigil of Easter and the recitation of our Salvation History

On the first day of April we will celebrate with joy Easter Day,the Paschal feast of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the commencement of the Week of Sundays, the Great Feast of Eastertide.

On the thirteenth day of May will fall the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.

On the twentieth day of May, the Great feast of Pentecost, and the celebration of the birth of the Church catholic.

On the twenty-seventh day of May, the Feast of the Holy Trinity, and the contemplation of the great mystery of the Godhead.

On the second day of December, the First Sunday of Advent.

To Jesus Christ who was and is and is to come the ruler of time be all honor and glory forever.

Amen.

Good News for All the People

The Proclamation of the Nativity of the Christ:

The Readings for The Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve are: Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20.

You can listen to Pastor Jay’s sermon here:

(You can also hear our congregation sing Silent Night and the Gospel of Christ’s Birth…keep listening for the sermon)

May you know the song of the angels, the joy of the shepherds, the wonder of Mary, and the peace of the Christ Child.

Merry Christmas!

 

Nesting with Mary

Our psalmody today was a re-imagining of The Magnificat that hears Mother Mary (Luke1) and Mother Hannah (I Samuel 2) singing their songs to one another. You can listen to it here from our choir: 

The readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent are: II Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Luke 1:46b-55; Romans 16:25-27; and Luke 1:26-38.

Listen to the gospel story here:

There comes a certain point when expecting a child that there is no denying the child is coming. And then plans have to be made, nurseries furnished and decorated, bags packed, and people told. Our waiting this Advent is nearing an end, and with the proclamation of an angel, there is no denying Christ is coming! The Word was proclaimed today as we together decorated for Christmas.

Join us for worship to celebrate Christmas:
Christmas Eve: 4:30pm Family Worship; 5:30pm Christmas Reception; 7:00pm Candlelight Worship (Pre-service music at 6:45pm)

Christmas Day: 10:30am Worship (wear your comfiest and most festive jammies)

New Year’s Eve: 10:30am Lessons and Carols for the Turning of the Year

January 7th: 10:30am Eucharist in Celebration of the Great Theophanies

Joyful…Repentance?

The readings for the Second Sunday of Advent are: Isaiah 40:1-1; Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13; II Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-18.

You can listen to Pastor Jay’s sermon here:

Let us pray: Sir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son. By his coming strengthen us to serve you with purified lives; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

It’s Not a Pun

The Readings for the Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time are: Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18; Psalm 90:1-12; I Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30.

You can listen to Pastor Jay’s sermon here:

It was also pledge Sunday. We pray: May our eyes, our minds and our hearts be opened this year. May we be surprised in our lives, in your church, and in our ministry together. Amen.