The End of Exile is Incarnation

The End of Exile is Incarnation

Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; Hail th’incarnate Deity, Pleased as man with men to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanuel. In 586 BC or thereabouts, the city of Jerusalem was sacked by the Babylonian army. Many of the city’s citizens were led away in captivity to Babylon,...
We Build The Kingdom

We Build The Kingdom

Mary sang, in the great song that she’s credited with: God has performed mighty deeds with his arm;     God has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. God has brought down rulers from their thrones     but has lifted up the humble. God has filled the...
We Choose The Fire

We Choose The Fire

So, you’re going to buy the field. That was my advice to you, last week: buy the field. We were in the book of Jeremiah, exploring how Jeremiah took his own words about having hope in the midst of desolation and put them into practice. It was Jeremiah’s right and...
Re-Beginning

Re-Beginning

At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I...
Carols and Stories

Carols and Stories

This year, on the Sunday after Christmas, we shared the stories behind our favorite Christmas carol and sang them together. Each carol was introduced by a different member of the church. We offer this order of service in case anyone else might find it a useful...