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Holy Week prep

Quick question: as Palm Sunday looms, church staffs (be it a lone individual or a slew of people) have lots of prep work. We know

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Epiphany: a season of endings and beginnings

People may argue for December because Christmas without all the trimmings (and the people) can be a lonely affair, but, at least in my eyes, the thought of a new year is like a stretch of Route 66 that was as straight as an arrow and went on for what seemed like half a million miles with absolutely nothing much in the way of scenery and the mountains that loomed in the distance never seeming to get any closer.

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Will you see the Messiah today?

“Many a living sleeper” —that’s us. That’s us before we see Christ. It’s Simeon before Mary and Joseph travel to the Temple with baby Jesus. It’s us before we realize we’re seeing the Messiah right now. Our hearts beat, but our eyes are closed.

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Christmas is Easter

by Sara Miles I used to really love Christmas as a kid, and couldn’t understand how anyone could possibly be surly about it: sparkly stuff

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Re-thinking Advent: a zest for life

The real hope of Advent is that God, in God’s way and God’s time, is bringing to completion what God began in Jesus, a hope that animates and empowers God’s people with a genuine zest for life. So this Advent, please do not obstruct these gates; instead, let’s proclaim the one who is life itself.

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