Reflections on Christmas Eve

We Are Part of This Sacred Story Link to Service It is such a joy to gather on this Holy evening to celebrate the birth of the newborn baby, Jesus, Emmanuel, Our God is with us.  Tonight, our beautiful story is told again…a story as old as time… as the song goes. A child is […]

Reflections on Hope

Link to Service “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring […]

Star of Wonder, Guide Us to Thy Perfect Light

December 24, 2016 — Nancy Bancroft Scripture Reading: Luke2:1-20   As I thought back to Christmases gone by I remembered that one of my favorite gifts was an Alice in Wonderland watch that came in a glass tea cup. Many of my friends that year got a Cinderella watch that came in a glass slipper, but […]

Christmas Eve – 2014

Reflection by Rev. Jan Hryniewicz Text: Luke 2: 1 – 20 Emmanuel means “God with us”. Here, where myth and history intersect, God stands in our midst and we are none of us too poor, too broken, too sinful, too rejected by the world to know God’s glory. In the very depth of our humanity […]

Feeling the Glow

December 21, 2014 – Rev. Jan Hryniewicz Text: Isaiah 9: 2 – 7 & John 1: 1 – 5 & 14 Snoopy of Charlie Brown comic strip fame is typing a novel. He begins his story, “It was a dark and stormy night …” Snoopy always starts his stories in this manner. Lucy looks at […]