Monthly Archives: December 2016

Finding salvation in an instant

Text: Luke 2:21-40 (Jesus is named at the Temple) — this is a short reflection presented on Christmas morning, December 25, 2016 In today’s reading from Luke, an old man named Simeon is prompted by the Spirit to go to … Continue reading

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Return to Christmas Eve

Text: Luke 2:1-20 (the birth of Jesus) Friends, with joy we have returned to Christmas Eve. Three hundred and sixty-six days after we last celebrated the occasion, we have gathered again to drink in the mystery of what is a … Continue reading

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Making room for joy

Text: Luke 1:57-80 (the birth of John the Baptist) Advent is a journey towards Christmas with its promises of love and abundance. Our souls long for the family gatherings, food, and beautiful winter vistas of an ideal Christmas. But the … Continue reading

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Fake news and Gospel truth

Text: Luke 1:26-56 (the miraculous conception of Jesus) Churches like Mill Woods United spend a lot of time disseminating news. We maintain a website and a presence on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. We send out a … Continue reading

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