Christmas

Grace and Truth

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Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 11:00am

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Christmas 2013

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Keith Marshall preaches on how God is revealed through Jesus and through us. He shares how inviting in the "others" changes us.

Readings: Jeremiah 31:7-14, Psalm 147:12-20, Ephesians 3:1-12
Gospel lesson: John 1:10-18

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Singing our Faith/Faithfully Singing

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Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 3:30pm

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Christmas 2013

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This first Sunday of the Christmas season, Pastor Elaine Swigart shares the importance and beauty of singing our faith in this service of readings and Christmas Carols.

Readings: Genesis 1:1–5, 18, Micah 5:2–5a, Luke 1:26–35, 38, Matthew 1:18–25, Luke 2:8–20, Matthew 2:1–11, John 1:1–14
Sermon Lessons: Psalm 100, Ephesians 5:15 – 21

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Living Christmas all year long…

As we enter the Christmas Season, Epiphany and work our way to Lent, it is important to remember that the poor are always with us, the hungry need to be fed every day, those who suffer need care at all times . As we celebrate, as we move through the Church calendar, we are to be the representatives of Christ each day.

So, Christmas day is no different from any other day – New Year’s Day, today, whatever day we wake to. People die, people divorce, children are born, people go hungry, people lose jobs – life in all its joys and difficulties goes on, on Christmas Day and every day.

May we as the ones called to be Christ to the world keep both the Christmas spirit and the Spirit of Christ living within us. Let us not forget to whom we belong and what we are called to do and be – at Christmas time and all through the church calendar. 
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