Archive for 2013

Christmas Eve Year A — December 24, 201

The Two Voices of Christmas Let us pray:  O God, the word you most wanted to speak to the world, you spoke in Jesus Christ, your word made flesh.  Startle us again, in the midst of the familiar, loving customs of Christmas with the freshness of your love made flesh.  Open our hearts and minds…

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Advent Photo A Day — Merry Christmas!!

“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.  And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.” Genesis 1:3-4 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall…

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Advent Photo A Day — Day 23 “Neighbor”

“It is your business when the wall next door catches fire.” Horace   “Your neighbor is the man who needs you.” Elbert Hubbard Submitted by Clyde Williams One of my favorite things about Pittsburgh is our neighborhoods.   Submitted by Pastor Susan

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Advent Photo A Day — Day 22 “Sign”

“Sometimes it’s not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don’t mean.”  ― Bob Dylan Submitted by Clyde Williams Signs slow you down and make you actually notice where you are going. Submitted by Pastor Susan

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Advent 4A — December 22, 2013

Crazy, Stupid, Love. Actually For audio version of this sermon, click here:https://soundcloud.com/emsworthup/december-22-2013-11-11-40-am Matthew  1:1-25 An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3and Judah the…

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Advent Photo A Day — Day 21 “Prophet”

“Prophets are those who take life as it is and expand it. They refuse to shrink a vision of tomorrow to the boundaries of yesterday.”  ― Joan Chittister OSB Submitted by Clyde Williams Prophets can look at ordinary people and ordinary situations, and express the beauty hidden just below the surface.  Bruce Springsteen does just…

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Advent Photo A Day — Day 20 “Good News”

What the preacher goes searching for every week. Submitted by Pastor Susan And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and ythe glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.  And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will…

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Advent Photo A Day — Day 18 “Mercy”

Teach me to feel another’s woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me. Alexander Pope  Submitted by Clyde Williams There is a certain vocabulary you learn only through attrition and heartache, and Greg Brown speaks it. His music is suffused with what singer Dar Williams…

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