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Minister’s Message – Week of December 17

This Advent our theme has been: ‘Angels Among Us: #BeNotAfraid’ . We’ve heard stories about the angels, God’s messengers, visiting Zechariah, Mary and Joseph. This week through Scripture and a pageant being offered by the children, we will hear about more visitations – this time to the shepherds. But angel visitations are not a thingContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – Week of December 17”

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Minister’s Message – Week of December 10

One of the biggest challenges in the preparation of a Christmas pageant  (ours will take place on Dec. 17) involves the selection of a Mary and Joseph.  If the congregation is fortunate enough to have an adult couple who have given birth in the months prior to Christmas, they can often be convinced to takeContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – Week of December 10”

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Minister’s Message – Week of December 3

I really like this picture of Mary, being addressed by the angel Gabriel. I like her scowl. I like how her body recoils and turns inward. I like the suspicion in her eyes. It looks like Gabriel, far from assuming the power in the relationship, approaches on bended knee. The angel is the supplicant, theContinue Reading “Minister’s Message – Week of December 3”