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Testing time. . .

Good morning, Friends! Thank you all for coming to worship today. Last week, we looked at a time early in Jesus’ life, when Jesus was only 12 or 13 years old. He and his family went up to Jerusalem for … Continue reading

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The hidden years. . .

Good morning, Friends! Thank you for coming to worship today. I hope that God has been good to you all this week! We are pretty much past Christmas now. About the only reminder we still have of the Christmas season … Continue reading

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Watching and waiting. . .

Good morning, Friends! I hope you all had a great time over the holidays. We had a wonderful Christmas Eve service here, with 100 people, and then a much smaller group here for worship on Christmas Day. I know we … Continue reading

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The light of Christmas

Good morning, Friends! Merry Christmas! We’ve heard a couple of Christmas stories already this year – the ones about the angels and the shepherds, the wise men and the star. We’ve heard about Mary and Joseph, their visions and dreams. … Continue reading

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Love came down at Christmas. . .

Good morning, Friends! We’ve already had a lot of Christmas activities and music this morning. It’s all good, and it’s all fun, but I don’t want to wear you out and run overtime today. I do want to talk about … Continue reading

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Wasn’t expecting that. . .

Good morning, Friends! Thank you for coming to worship today. It hardly feels as though we’re getting close to Christmas. But it’s only three weeks away, and we’ve got a lot of the Christmas story to go over, and we’ve … Continue reading

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Nobody knows

Good morning, Friends! Today is the first Sunday of Advent. I’m not sure it really feels like Christmas. We’ve got some decorations up. We sang our first Christmas carols this morning. But mentally and physically, most of us are still … Continue reading

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Seeking shelter from the storm

message by Tom Terrell This morning rather than finding Biblical scripture in your bulletins you’ll see a poem and some lyrics to a song, both of them written by Nobel Prize winners in literature. William Butler Yeats wrote his poem, … Continue reading

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Saints and Witnesses

Good morning, Friends! Thank you all for coming today. Today we’ve got a kind of a double header. We’re coming up on All Saints Day, which in the rest of the Christian church is a very big deal. Back in … Continue reading

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Branches of the vine

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You … Continue reading

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