Advent

Advent

You Listening?

Link to start of sermon Service Booklet Gospel Reading   Mark 1:1-8 The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:‘Prepare the way of the Lord,make his paths straight,’” John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And…

Better Together

Link to start of sermon Service Bullletin Gospel Reading   Mark 13:24-37 Jesus said, “In those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in clouds’ with great power and glory. Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds,…

God’s In Control

First Sunday of Advent Link to start of sermon Worship Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 9How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you? 10Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you face to face and restore whatever is lacking in your faith. 11Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you. 12And may the…

The Power of God

Fourth Sunday in Advent Sermon starts at 22:40 in the recording All Readings Service Booklet Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.”29 But she was much perplexed by his words…

Getting in God’s Way

Third Sunday in Advent Sermon starts at 18:45 in the recording All Readings Service Booklet Old Testament: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; 2to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; 3to provide for those…

Timing is Everything

Second Sunday in Advent Sermon starts at 22:40 in the recording Virtual Choir performance of “Lo, How A Rose Ere Blooming“ All Readings Service Booklet Gospel: Mark 1:1-8 1 The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; 3 the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the…

We Are Not in Control

First Sunday in Advent Sermon starts at 21:30 and Virtual Choir at 41:55 in the recording Direct Link to the Virtual Choir Recording: Veni, Veni Emmanuel All Readings Service Booklet Gospel: Mark 13:24-37 24“But in those days, after that suffering,  the sun will be darkened,       and the moon will not give its light,25and the stars will be falling from heaven,       and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26Then they will see ‘the Son of Man…

Advent Compline

Enjoy this glorious late-night prayer service with the complete consort of singers. At 39:33 minutes it was one of our longest. Find yourself in a resonant darkened room with maybe an analog candle lighted… AN ORDER FOR COMPLINE Amalgam Advent I Orison: Dominus dabit Gregorian Chant O come, O come Emmanuel plainsong, Mode I, 15th c. Cantor:The Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and perfect end. Quire: Amen. Cantor: Brethren, be sober, be vigilant because your adversary the devil,…