8 am Sunday Service Returns

We are resuming our 8:00 am Sunday Service this Sunday, October 29. We offer a spoken services of Holy Communion every Sunday at 8:00 am and Choral Holy Communion of…

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Joy This Christmas

At 8:00 am Sunday morning, we are going to light our final Advent candle of the season. And then, we will light the Christmas candle celebrating the coming of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. What more can we say that has not already been said? Nothing — but our task is not to innovate.  It is to tell — repeatedly — the same story of the coming of Jesus Christ.  That, in itself, is always fresh and new. We have been through a lot this year, beloved: an historic flood, wonderful baptisms, deaths of loved ones, stabilizing our campus, thinking about the future — sometimes all we could do was just put one foot in front of the other. Some of you have suffered a lot. This church has offered itself to the service of our community in many, many ways. Yet what is the greatest thing we can offer? Joy. The Christ has come to people who need Him and who have been expecting Him.  That is the very essence of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. In exile and…