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The Rev. Amy Gearhart

How Can I Keep from Singing?

Luke 1:68-79

Reign of Christ - Year C

November 24, 2013

The Rev. Amy Gearhart (UMC)

"By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace"   Luke 1:78-79.

Luke's first chapter sounds like a Sunday in the upcoming season of Advent in the church where I serve.  There is music everywhere!!  A little different, perhaps, from the brass and organ and choirs, but still the music of holy encounters, praise and prayers, and glory to God is everywhere.  Angels are visiting a favored Mary.  Elizabeth exclaims a blessing upon her pregnant cousin, and Mary magnifies the Lord as she echoes the ancient praises of Hannah.  

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The Rev. Dr. Michael Foss

A Passion for Christ's World

Philippians 2:1-13

Proper 21 - Year A

September 28, 2008

The Rev. Dr. Michael Foss (ELCA)

In July I visited our Habitat for Humanity site. I have had the opportunity to work alongside the women and men of our congregation who give their time and energy to building homes for the responsible poor. This time, as I was shown the project, I was struck by the remarkable transformation that this means for our community and the lives of others.

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