Jan 16, 2022
Much like last week, the emphasis in this morning’s service can really be captured in a single word—where last Sunday it was “salvation,” this week it is “comfort.” The two readings from Psalm 46, which refer to God as a “fortress” and “a very present help,” promise that He will make wars to cease...
Jan 9, 2022
This morning’s service focuses on a simple, foundational theme: Jesus Christ comes to save His people, and to save them completely. Each of our Scripture readings is taken from the book of Isaiah, where the Lord promises to save “all the ends of the earth” (Isaiah 45) and to clothe us with the garments of...
Jan 2, 2022
The feast of Epiphany (literally “appearance,” or “manifestation”) commemorates the visit of the wise men to the infant Jesus, and more broadly the revelation of Christ as “the true light” (John 1:9) and “a light for revelation to the gentiles” (Luke 2:32). Light is a consistent theme in traditional...
Dec 27, 2021
December 28 (or in our case, the Sunday closest to it) has
traditionally marked the observance of Childermas. Also
called the Feast of the Holy Innocents, this is a day of remembrance and mourning for the children of Bethlehem
murdered by the order of King Herod. Along with Stephen, whose feast day (December 26) is also...
Dec 20, 2021
Today’s Scripture reading from Matthew
recounts the story of the “wise men from the east” who come to
worship to the newly born Savior. Though featured in countless popular Christmas scenes along with Mary, Joseph,
and the shepherds and angels from Luke 2, the Magi and their gifts are more properly...