Once Upon a Time and Always

Christmas Eve 2017 “In those days a decree went out…” You’re all probably so familiar with the reading of the Christmas story that you could say it aloud with me, more or less. It’s one of the great stories in our religion and culture and imagination. Like a story...

Mary’s Path Is Ours Too

  The story of the annunciation that we tell on this last Sunday in Advent contains an outline within it of Mary’s reaction to the angel’s news, and the stages she went through. It’s like a miniature roadmap for the stages we go through when unexpected things happen....

The Advent Journey Through Others’ Eyes

Advent is one of the two great seasons of journeying for Christians. We move through this season of longer and longer darkness towards a point of light that slowly grows stronger. The readings are all about getting ready, being awake and alert, preparing for what’s...

Comfort in the Wilderness

Advent 2 – December 10, 2017 Since I broke my arm two weeks ago the theme of comfort has been pretty relevant to me in a personal way. A broken bone is deeply uncomfortable, and finding comfort becomes very important. I remember a very painful drive to the...

Candlelight Carol Service

Prepare for Christmas by joining us  on Sunday December 17 at 4:30 pm for a reflective service of Christmas carols, readings and prayers, all with the background flicker of candlelight.