Sermons

  • Sunday, January 1, 2017
    Hit the Road
    Matthew 2:1-12 – In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men* from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising,* and have come to pay him homage.’ 3When King ...
  • Christmas Eve, 2016
    Welcome the Child
    Luke 2:1-14 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David ...
  • Sunday, December 18, 2016
    In Praise of Joseph
    Matthew 1:18-25 – “Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah* took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, ...
  • Sunday, December 11, 2016
    Patience Under Suffering
    Be patient, therefore, beloved,* until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. 8You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.* 9Beloved,* do not grumble against one ...
  • Sunday, December 4, 2016
    Shaking Up the Family Tree
    I’m still not sure exactly how or why it happened, but several months ago I impulsively signed up for one of those one-month-free trial subscriptions to ancestry.ca – the online resource that helps track members of your family tree. I never did get around to doing anything with it at the time, and I think ...