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  • Advent 1A (2019)

    by Jason Byassee
  • A Homegoing Song

    by Elaine Dreeben
  • Advent 1A (2019)

    by Phil Heinze
  • Sermon Starters (Advent 1A)(2019)

    by Scott Hoezee
    It has been noted in recent decades that to the minds of many people, “church” has become just one of many social institutions that is not in any overly obvious way distinct. There is your home, your work place, your “third place” (as Starbucks used to call itself), the Rotary Club, your yoga studio or Planet Fitness, Panera, etc. And then there is also the church. We “go” to each of these places on a weekly basis and the way we feel when we hop into the car to “go to church” does not feel particularly different to us than when we get into the car to “go to Planet Fitness” for a workout. Even architecturally some contemporary church buildings look far less like cathedrals of old and more like contemporary office complexes. Some have even tried to duplicate a Starbucks-like atmosphere replete with gourmet coffee and snacks. All of this may make it even harder to have the kind of awe over God’s presence in any given church that the psalmist reflects about God’s dwelling in Jerusalem in Psalm 122.
  • Advent 1A (2016)

    by James Howell
  • Wake Up!

    by Peter Lockhart
  • Advent 1A (2016)

    by Stan Mast
    One of the delights and disappointments of the holidays is the annual pilgrimage home. My son in Kentucky sets out for Grand Rapids, Michigan, twice in the space of a month to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. But it isn’t Grand Rapids that is the goal of the trip. It’s our house and, more specifically, us, his parents. So, for Israel, it wasn’t just the city, magnificent as it may have been. It was the Presence who lived there, and all the blessing that came from being near to the heart of God. And for us, the holidays aren’t just about the houses and parties and gifts, or even family. They are about the Presence of God in that Baby. What if we went to as much trouble and effort and expense to get close to him as we do to meet with our families and friends?! Sometimes we’re disappointed by what we experience in our family festivities. We’ll never be disappointed by a genuine encounter with Christ. So, let us go to the Christ in this season of Advent.
  • Looking Up

    Art and Faith by Lynn Miller
    They go up. Up to the Temple and up to Jerusalem. Up to give thanks to the name of the Lord. What is it about "up"? How often do you look up? We probably more often look down in the course of daily life. Down to watch out feet and make sure we don't trip. Down as we tap out text messages on our phones. Down at the computer keyboards on our desks. Down as we prepare a meal on a kitchen counter or stove. When we are ashamed or embarrassed, we tend to lower our eyes. As humans we are bound to the earth. So when we have (or take!) the opportunity to look up, or when we are compelled to look up, something different happens to us...
  • Advent 1A (2019)

    by Matt Pollock

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