Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Looking Forward to December 19, 2010 -- 4th Sunday of Advent

This Sunday we will celebrate life through the Sacrament of Baptism.
We will be blessed with music from both our voice choirs and from our handbells as we continue our Christmas preparations

The Scripture Reading this week is:

  • Matthew 1:18-25

We are a people of story.  It is in stories that we remember the past.  It is in stories that we give meaning to the past and the present.  And so this week we have stories.  One will be the Christmas story as told by the Donkey.  And then, where we might normally put a sermon, we will be visited by Joseph and he will share his memories of the birth of Jesus.  A flight of fiction and fancy perhaps.  But we are inheritors of a tradition called midrash where new stories are spun off of old stories to explore questions raised but not answered by the original.  And who knows where the new stories might take us....

This Sunday afternoon at 3pm we will remember life in a Blue Christmas Service, jointly offered by St. Paul's United and Clairmont United.

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