Spiritually Prepared

“Spiritually Prepared” Text: Mark 1: 4-11 Prayer:   O Lord, helps us to hear these words for life, may they touch our hearts and spirits and renew us.  Speak your love, acceptance and forgiveness to us.  For Christ=s name.  Amen. There is a ridiculous story about a priest who was about to baptize a young child. […]

Getting Ready for the Coming Year

“Getting Ready for the Coming Year” Text: Galatians 4: 4-7 Prayer:    O Lord, may the words of my mouth and the thoughts of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, our strength and redeemer.  Amen. It seems strange that New Year’s Eve should fall on a Sunday. But that, of course, is what today is. […]

Surprise, It’s Christmas!

“Surprise, It’s Christmas!” Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Text: Luke 1: 26-28 Prayer: On this night we hear again the beautiful message of Christmas. May it speak to us, surprise us even and bring the message of peace and hope which is for all people. Amen. The greatest thing about Christmas morning is the surprises. When […]

Mary, Did You Know?

“Mary, Did You Know?” Text: Luke 1: 26-38 Prayer: O Lord, we come with faith, not understanding completely this miracle of Christmas, we welcoming the wonder of it all. Speak to us of this holy event as we hear again the words so familiar and beloved. Amen. That haunting song you just heard, written by […]

A Great Light

“A Great Light” Blue Christmas Text: Matthew 4: 12-17 Prayer: Speak your comfort to us, O Lord. Bring light into our world and into our hearts. And may we feel the comfort of your presence even now. Amen. The Christmas story begins in darkness. There was the darkness of oppression, for God’s people were a […]

The Time of the Lord’s Favor

“The Time of the Lord’s Favor” Text: Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11 Prayer: O Lord, we come to this season with joy today. Joy in knowing you. Joy in know that you love us unconditionally. Joy that we experience when we love others unconditionally as well. Fill our hearts with the joy of this season and […]

God Will Take Care of You

“God Will Take Care of You” Text: Mark 13: 24-37 Prayer: O Lord in this time of preparation, help us to take heed, to watch and to pray. May the words of this text help us to do so. In Christ’s name, Amen. We have officially begun that wonderful season of waiting and watching known […]

The Sheep and the Goats

“The Sheep and the Goats” Text: Matthew 25: 31-46 Prayer: O Lord, we come to hear a word from you in this text. May it speak to us, surprise us, inspire us, and empower us to live as Christian disciples. Amen. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free, The […]

Making Wise Investments

“Making Wise Investments” Text: Matthew 25: 14-30 Prayer: O Lord, you told stores with spiritual points that speak about our life with you, and one another. Help us to understand this story, that it might speak life to us, and help us to understand how blessed we are. Amen. Pay it Forward is a tender […]

Joy at Midnight

AJoy at Midnight@ Text: Matthew 25: 1-13 Prayer: O Lord, life bring the unexpected, some joys some heartaches. Yet, you are with us in all. Help us to find in you all that we need to sustain us and help us flourish with strength and joy. Amen. Can somebody tell me the Scout motto? That’s […]