Advent

Livestream: December 19, 2021

Posted by on Sun, Dec 19, 2021 in Advent, Livestream

An archival video of the Sunday service streamed live via Vimeo and Facebook Live, on Dec. 19, 2021 at 10:30 AM. Any words or music under copyright are included with permission under ONE LICENSE No. A-706794.

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on Dec. 19, 2021

Posted by on Sun, Dec 19, 2021 in Advent, Sermons

Think of receiving such astonishing news as Mary and her ‘kinswoman’ Elizabeth have received. I imagine each one, alone and shaking her head saying ‘I can’t be pregnant. It’s just not possible!’ —and yet, here we are. It was impossible for each in different ways. Mary is young and not yet married, possibly even worried about beginning married life. She is still her parent’s daughter more than Joseph’s almost-wife. Elizabeth has long since passed any hope of having a child, and after many years of marriage to a faithful temple priest, she expects no real surprises ahead. That Archangel’s visit changes everything!

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Livestream: December 12, 2021

Posted by on Sun, Dec 12, 2021 in Advent, Livestream

An archival video of the Sunday service streamed live via Vimeo and Facebook Live, on Dec. 12, 2021 at 10:30 AM. Any words or music under copyright are included with permission under ONE LICENSE No. A-706794.

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Mother Ann’s sermon preached on Dec. 12, 2021

Posted by on Sun, Dec 12, 2021 in Advent, Sermons

In this morning’s Gospel from St Luke, we watch John the Baptist turn on his heel to challenge the crowds who are following him. “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?” And thus John proceeds with many more such exhortations, which St Luke sums up as “John proclaiming the good news to the people.”

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Livestream: December 5, 2021

Posted by on Sun, Dec 5, 2021 in Advent, Livestream

An archival video of the Sunday service streamed live via Vimeo and Facebook Live, on Dec. 5, 2021 at 10:30 AM. Any words or music under copyright are included with permission under ONE LICENSE No. A-706794.

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on Dec. 5, 2021

Posted by on Sun, Dec 5, 2021 in Advent, Sermons

From a catalogue of all of the centers of might and wealth with their rulers of import, authority, and fame, it is John, son of Zechariah to whom God’s word is spoken. Spoken not in the temple or great mountaintop, but in the wilderness. God’s word calls him to go out among people to tell them about the one who is to come. Our Advent creche finds us looking at the empty manger awaiting the infant Messiah, though John’s call to prepare the way for the adult Jesus about to begin his ministry is not so different from our preparation for the birth of Christ.

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