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Why Carols by Bob Thompson

December 17th, 2017

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Candlelighting Luke 2:4-7   Is Christmas too popular? I began this season by wondering aloud if Christmas is too popular. Every radio station plays their version of Christmas music. Every store has some kind of holiday emphasis. From the Hallmark channel to the NFL to political ads, Christmas on some level seems to belong to […]

Jesus’ naughty and nice list is not based on those who came to church today.  Genesis 1:1-2; John 1:1-5, 14 Christmas Day 2016 The beginnings of Christmas Finish this statement:  “It wouldn’t seem like Christmas without….”  Obviously for those of you who are here, it wouldn’t be Christmas without church, especially if Christmas Day falls […]

There is never a time that God is not with us. Isaiah 7:10-17; Matthew 1:18-25 Christmas Eve 2016 The hunt for clues How has this week been for your family?  Mike and Cathy May, who spent this week last year in the hospital battling cancer, returned this past Thursday to Levine Cancer Center to distribute […]

Piling on Grace by Bob Thompson

December 20th, 2015

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The Bible’s story is layered with delicious varieties of grace. John 1:16 The last best word It seems appropriate at a service like this to begin the meditation with some hook to connect with whatever might already be on your mind. But it’s not as easy as you might think to find the right one. […]

Joseph the Dreamer by bob

December 29th, 2014

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God is weaving a beautiful tapestry from invisible thread in each of our lives. Matthew 2:13-23 December 28, 2014 Low Energy Sunday The Sunday after Christmas on the church calendar should probably be named “Low Energy Sunday.”  No one can sustain the level of adrenaline that flows between Thanksgiving and Christmas in our culture.  By […]