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Royalty is Here

Epiphany Sunday – 9th January 2022 The Christmas season includes Christmas Day and the twelve following days. Collectively, that is the Christmas season, the Twelve Days of Christmas.  Recalling the stories of the birth and infancy of Christ. As a church, we are celebrating the mystery of the incarnation. Today, we draw the Christmas celebrationContinue reading “Royalty is Here”

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Church Triumphant

Year C Epiphany –  Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 On Epiphany, we celebrate the Christ child being worshipped by kings. The familiar story of wise men bringing precious gifts explains how Joseph was able to fund his family’s flight to Egypt. Although Jesus fulfils the prophecies, the connection to God’s people is whatContinue reading “Church Triumphant”

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Provision is Here

Christmas 2 – 2nd January 2022 2021 is now history. Our calendar in the West began a new year yesterday. However, the sacred calendar is already moving toward its 3rd Season. Advent has past and Epiphany draws near. It begins 6th January. Our readings today are for the last Sunday of Christmas. As you areContinue reading “Provision is Here”

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Praising God’s Glory

Year C Christmas 2 –  Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 147:12-20; Ephesians 1:3-14; John 1:1-18 As our calendar year closes and another begins, the sacred calendar is already moving toward its 3rd Season. Advent has past and Epiphany draws near. Our readings on this last Sunday of Christmas highlights praise for God’s glory. Jeremiah hardly seems like aContinue reading “Praising God’s Glory”

Glory is Here

Christmas 1 – 26th December 2021 The lectionary readings for first Sunday after Christmas are fascinating. We move quickly from the babe born in a barn to a 12 year old teaching in the Temple. Luke’s story of angels and shepherds suddenly transition to bewildered parents and a determined youth. It is the only insightContinue reading “Glory is Here”

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