Monthly Archives: December 2016

COCU6C.Christmas1.1January2016

Readings: Isaiah 63:7-9; Psalm 148; Hebrews 2:10-18; Matthew 2:13-23 This year, Christmas 1 falls on January 1, so it may be worth exploring the resources for New Years Day as well. Mike Frost reflection on the Flight to Egypt This isn’t … Continue reading

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New Year prayers and blessings

Beannacht (a blessing for New Year) by John O’Donohue On the day when The weight deadens On your shoulders And you stumble, May the clay dance To balance you. And when your eyes Freeze behind The grey window And the ghost … Continue reading

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Christmas

Rev David McGregor’s Christmas sermon 2015, luke-2-8-20-christmas-day-2015-sermon “In an out of the way kind of place, in an out of the way kind of time, in an out of the way kind of town there was God’s truth: a baby born … Continue reading

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Blue Christmas

BLESSING FOR THE LONGEST NIGHT All throughout these months, as the shadows have lengthened, this blessing has been gathering itself, making ready, preparing for this night. It has practiced walking in the dark, traveling with its eyes closed, feeling its … Continue reading

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COCU4A.Advent4A.18December2016

Loving God, some of us are like Zechariah, not believing that you would choose to bless us, some of us are like Mary, surprised and humbled by the gift of new life, some of us are like Joseph, needing reassurance … Continue reading

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COCU3A.Advent3A.11Dec2016

The One (would work well read in two voices) Are you? Is it true? Has the time arrived? Held, bound, John reaches for the one to truly hold him, to whom his heart is ever bound. Friends, has he become … Continue reading

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Advent and Christmas Music

In addition to songs listed in Advent weeks, the following music may be of interest: Christmas Is Real (Tune: ‘Spean’, 11 10 11 10D, TiS 201 ii) Christmas is real when the cost that we measure reaches the manger and … Continue reading

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