Sermon: Sunday, December 11, 2011: Third Sunday of Advent: “New and Improved–Batteries Included”

Texts:  Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11  •   Psalm 126   •   1 Thessalonians 5:16-24   •   John 1:6-8, 19-28 Help me out here for a minute. We’re going to play a game of free-association. When I say “John the Baptist” what comes to your mind? (The assembly is invited and encouraged to call out words, phrases and images … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, December 11, 2011: Third Sunday of Advent: “New and Improved–Batteries Included”

Sunday, November 27, 2011: First Sunday in Advent: New and Improved

Texts:  Isaiah 64:1-9  •  Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19  •  1 Corinthians 1:3-9  •  Mark 13:24-37 “New and Improved.” That’s the name that Pastor Tim and I have given to the sermon series we’re preaching during the four weeks of Advent this year. The title is an obvious reference to the season of consumerism we’ve all entered … Continue reading Sunday, November 27, 2011: First Sunday in Advent: New and Improved