Midweek Meditation – December 22, 2021

    Nine Lessons and Carols This may be a little too “inside baseball” but every once in a while we get a question about our Christmas Eve service. Why do we have communion some years but not others? Why do we sing lessons and carols? What happened to candlelight? Through some years of [...]

Midweek Meditation – December 22, 20212021-12-21T12:24:33-05:00

“Gloria” by Vivaldi during December 19 worship

When the modern-day Vivaldi revival began early in the twentieth century, attention focused mainly on the composer's concertos.  Those were particularly interesting to scholars and musicians because of their influence on J. S. Bach.  But then, in the late 1920's their view of Vivaldi changed, when a large collection of his vocal music was [...]

“Gloria” by Vivaldi during December 19 worship2021-12-15T10:19:02-05:00

Midweek Meditation – December 15, 2021

Imagine you are a shepherd in ancient Israel: Your job is mundane, dirty, and maybe even a little frightening. You’re out in the wilderness, away from town, and the only light you see at night comes from the fire around which you are huddled and the moon hanging overhead. With that small field of [...]

Midweek Meditation – December 15, 20212021-12-13T14:00:46-05:00

Advent Sunday School Reunion – December 19, 2021

Join us at 9:30 a.m. on the 19th for an Advent reunion in Hollis Hall Our time of “Picturing Advent” will begin with Henry Tanner’s striking depiction of “The Annunciation” as Mary receives the news of her expectancy. This stunning painting raises questions both of Mary’s reaction and of how Tanner’s own background may [...]

Advent Sunday School Reunion – December 19, 20212021-12-08T10:58:34-05:00

Midweek Meditation – December 8, 2021

Thy Kingdom Come The Last Temptation "I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to." -Luke 4:6 As prophesied, Israel’s true king came, born in the royal city of Bethlehem, born King of the Jews to reign on [...]

Midweek Meditation – December 8, 20212021-12-08T10:38:43-05:00
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