Advent wreath candle lighting 4C

Lighting of the Advent Candle As we near the winter solstice, the final days of Advent align with the longest nights of the year. Darkness lingers late into morning hours and extends its gloomy reach into ever shorter afternoons. We find ways to push back the darkness–our neighborhoods become highways of light, as neighbors bedazzle…

Advent 2C worship pieces

CALL TO WORSHIP In the midst of violence and terror, we come seeking the presence of the Sacred. Surrounded by voices stoking panic and mistrust, we wait, listening for your Word for us. In confidence we will cast aside all fear, for the Holy One is at work in us, creating us for love and…

In the days of Advent–Standing on the Threshold

sermon begins with video clip of Lucy entering Narnia from the back of the wardrobe from “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, 2005, Walt Disney Pictures. I have always thought having a child in one’s life was great cover, a marvelous excuse to indulge in stories & music, art & play. With a child…

Advent 1C worship pieces

CALL TO WORSHIP Take comfort, for though darkness looms heavy upon us, all is not lost. We choose to wait, but not as those without hope. Today is a beginning, a pregnant pause, brimming over with fear and wonder. We will stop and linger, listening for the Holy One to show us the paths of…