Good News

January 23, 2022 "Good News" - Rev. Bri Desotell ScriptureLuke 4:14-21 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country.  He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone. When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synago...
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A Quiet Miracle

January 16, 2022 "A Quiet Miracle" - Dave Gombert ScriptureJohn 2:1-11 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.  Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.  When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”  And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and t...
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Beloved

January 9, 2022 "Beloved" - Rev. Briony Desotell ScriptureLuke 3:15-17, 21-22 As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his...
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Old Befana

January 2, 2022 "Old Befana" - Rev. Briony Desotell ScriptureMatthew 2:1-12 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem,  asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.”  When King H...
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Looking for Jesus

December 26, 2021 "Looking for Jesus"- Rev. Briony Desotell ScriptureLuke 2:31-52 which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,  a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.” And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him.  Then Simeon blessed them and said to his moth...
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Strange Traditions

December 24, 2021 "Strange Tradtions" - Rev. Briony Desotell ScriptureLuke 1:26-35,38  In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth,  to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.  And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord...
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The Heart that Grew Three Sizes

December 19, 2021 "The Heart that Grew Three Sizes" - Rev. Briony Desotell ScriptureLuke 2:8-20 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afrai...
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When You’re Sure You’re Right

December 12, 2021 "When You're Sure You're Right" - Rev. Briony Desotell ScriptureLuke 1:46-55 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;for the Mighty One has done great things for me,and holy is his name.Hi...
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Looking the Part

December 5, 2021 "Looking the Part" - Rev. Briony Desotell Scripture In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming,  “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:‘Prepare the way of the Lord, &nbsp...
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