"advent" Tagged Sermons

Do Expect Hope

In the middle of December when I was a child, boxes would begin appearing on the kitchen table to decorate our home.  It was not until later, I learned that they were tucked in the attic throughout the year and taken down only for Christmas.  The children just expected Christmas tins, mistletoe, stuffed bears, and other decorations would show up. This Advent…

Christmas Play List

The words we say matter deeply.  They sculpt our understandings and shape the way we treat ourselves and others.  And music deepens that connection.  But first, I want to see how well you know some of the most common Christmas carols: Finish this phrase: –      Dashing through the snow, (pause)   on a one horse soap and hay…  or is it on a…

Countdown to Christmas

Happy Thanksgiving to you, all. I hope you had a wonderful celebration.  As we were preparing to host our families, we took part in one of our favorite traditions, watching the Thanksgiving Day parade.  Singing and dancing, enjoying the parade – a good time was had by all.  And of course, the last float was Santa Claus, where he has been for…