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Thirst Fulfilled
10:00am, Friday, December 25, 2015
Passage: John 1:1-14
Duration: 18 mins 23 secs
Linking back to our Advent series on the various ways we thirst for God, Pastor Aldi talks about how Christmas (the birth of Christ) satisfies our thirst for hope, peace, joy, and love. [Organ/Choir - Christmas Day]
An Amazing Truth
11:30pm, Thursday, December 24, 2015
Series: General
Duration: 17 mins 45 secs
Bono put the artistic reason for his Christianity so beautifully: "the poetic appropriateness of that unspeakable Power manifesting itself as a baby born on straw poverty." In this world, power is misunderstood, and inevitably intertwined with violence and control. The prophets dreamed of a different way -- a different way that came to life on Christmas Eve. [Organ/A capella voices - Christmas Eve]
Lessons & Carols 3
8:30pm, Thursday, December 24, 2015
A service of nine Bible readings from the Old and New Testaments focusing on the birth of Jesus, interspersed with Christmas music. This is the third of three repeats of the service to accommodate public demand. [Organ/Choir - Christmas Eve]
Lessons & Carols 2
6:30pm, Thursday, December 24, 2015
A service of nine Bible readings from the Old and New Testaments focusing on the birth of Jesus, interspersed with Christmas music. This is the second of three repeats of the service to accommodate public demand. [Organ/Choir - Christmas Eve]
Lessons & Carols 1
8:00pm, Sunday, December 20, 2015
A service of nine Bible readings from the Old and New Testaments focusing on the birth of Jesus, interspersed with Christmas music. This is the first of three repeats of the service to accommodate public demand. [Organ/Choir - Advent 4]
Thirsting for Love
9:00am, Sunday, December 20, 2015
Passage: Luke 3:7-18
Duration: 19 mins 38 secs
We all want to share in God's love. But this may not be exactly what we expect. It's not about a warm feeling to make us feel good. True love is sacrificial, unconditional, forgiving, powerful, and abundant. And yes, we are invited to join in. [Organ - Advent 4]
Thirsting for Joy
11:00am, Sunday, December 13, 2015
Duration: 19 mins 45 secs
We're all hungry for joy and happiness. But are these the same thing? Does it help to hear "Don't worry, be happy"? Or is joy something deeper, something possible in even the dark hours? Where does it come from? [Organ/Choir - Advent 3]
Thirsting for Peace
9:00am, Sunday, December 6, 2015
Passage: Luke 2:14
Duration: 19 mins 59 secs
We all want peace, we say; but what kind of peace are we talking about? What is the peace that really matters? [Organ/Choir - Advent 2]
Hope in a Hope-Less World
11:00am, Sunday, November 29, 2015
Duration: 17 mins 44 secs
Advent is a time of hope. And yet our world doesn't always seem hopeful. For example, 2700 years ago, the Jews were led away into Babylon. Everything seemed hopeless, but God had other ideas. What does God have in mind for us? [Organ/Choir - Advent 1]
Citizens of Another Kingdom
11:00am, Sunday, November 22, 2015
Passage: John 18:33-37
Duration: 20 mins 35 secs
When Pope Francis addressed a joint sitting of the US Congress last September, he spoke truth into the bastion of power, both right and left. The church has not always been good at avoiding the lure of power. But in his trial, Jesus also spoke truth to those in power, who really didn't understand anything about him. In place of power, Jesus shows us servanthood; in place of violence, compassion. His topsy-turvy world calls us to be citizens of another kingdom, one that has our first allegiance. (This sermon followed a performance of cantata BWV 117 "Sei Lob und Ehr dem hoechsten Gut" (Praise and honour be to the highest good).) [Organ/choir - Christ the King Sunday]