Life can change in an instant. And it does, for good or ill. God is in the change, in the movement between the before and the after.
But we can also be the change, and be the Gifts needed to make the difference between before and after. We can be “the gifts of God for the people of God,” for all of God’s people.
Today’s Scripture: Luke 2: 22-40
Today’s Sermon “Here’s to the Eccentrics.”
Eccentrics are truth-tellers, who live their lives on the outside, not inside, all bottled-up and worried about if they’ll be accepted. From the very beginning, eccentrics were drawn to Jesus, and recognized who he was and what he was about. Maybe what sets us each apart and is our where our faith becomes real, where ministry becomes possible.
Join us for an hour of songs, readings, music, dance and a Christmas Story from Pastor Glen Herrington-Hall. Music director Dawn Husmann. Performances by Mary Pat Kleven, Charlie Knuth, Maddy Woodman, Elaine Ohnstad, Emily Peterson, Karen Nowariak, readings by Ella, Samuel and Thomas Coyle.
Today’s sermon – Mary? Yes, She Did Know; scripture Luke 1:26-56
The popular song asks, Mary, Did You Know? Well, yes, she knew. You can’t believe all she knew. Well, actually you can, because she tells us just what she knew. And we know it too. But what do we do with all that knowledge?
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Today’s guest pastor is Minnesota UCC Conference minister Shari Prestemon.
Enjoy today’s service of music, prayers and encouragement. Have a blessed week!
This week’s scripture: Job 38:1-11, 16-18, 25-27; 42:1-6
Job had the worst day ever: all he owned, and his whole family, were taken from him. He was left only with his grief and his questions. He wanted God to explain why this had happened, but God was nowhere to be found. When God does show up, Job’ question goes unanswered. He was given something more helpful. It’s given to us, too: an answer to a question we never thought to ask.