St. Michael and All Angels
We seek to be a light of Christ in the community, where all are welcome to experience God's love and blessings.

Sermons

Today we lit the fourth candle of the Advent wreath. In some traditions, the candles represent (consecutively), hope, love or faith, joy, and peace. Some of you have been waiting anxiously for the fourth candle. Others of you waiting expectantly. Some have been waiting in deep grief. Others have been waiting with a threatening diagnosis. But all are waiting with memories of Christmases past,

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Can anyone tell by observing OUR lives that we bear the mark of Christ and are living as his faithful disciples? There are undoubtedly many people in the pews this week who are beginning to wonder about the whole season of Advent. After all, the mood within our lectionary readings -- one of expectancy and hope -- is in bitter contrast with the world around us -- harried and busy. The baby

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How will you answer the announcer of God’s word?  You could miss that the word of God comes to John (the Baptist), son of Zechariah. The word is a holy revelation embedded deep within multiple layers of context - political, familial, prophetic. Before the word can come to John, Luke paints a picture of the governors, measures the landscape by the rulers of regions, accounts for the

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Advent originated as a penitential observance, focused on God’s call as redeemer and judge of all time. Today begins the church’s new year. It seems counterintuitive to the way in which we usher in our new year on January 1 with all the hype and celebration. Advent, though, sets our celebration of the coming of God into the world as a human into this framework of anticipation of this

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Thanksgiving is a spiritual practice Before it was a noun, “thanksgiving” was a verb. The difference matters. A desert father once said: “If you have a chest full of oranges, and leave it for a long time, the fruit will rot inside of it. It is the same with the thoughts in our heart. If we do not carry them out by physical action, after a while they will spoil and turn bad.” Living

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