Preaching on Christmas Day 2020

First off, let me say that some congregations and some pastors love Christmas Day. I served such a group for 10 years. The 20-30 people who gathered on the morning of the 25 wanted to be there. They craved the lights up, coffee brewing, less-frequently sung hymns, and reading of John 1. I loved it… Read More

Thursday prayer: praying, trusting, hoping.

Dear God Today we are praying, praying with our hands: counting carol candles typing to-do lists putting crayons in containers sharing communion in hospitals and homes. Today we are praying, praying with our bodies: walking the dog packing food parcels dealing with laundry locating the Christmas star. Today we are praying, praying with our voices:… Read More