Sermons from December 2017

3rd Sunday of Advent – English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Isaiah 61:1-2, 10-11; Luke 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28 REJOICE Isaiah proclaims truly good news to us! God’s coming brings not sadness, guilt, fear, wrath, or con-demnation. No, God’s coming is a source of comfort and joy. Saying it once is not enough, for today’s readings are full of joy. […]

2nd Sunday of Advent – English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; Psalms 85:9-10-11-12, 13-14; 2 Peter 3:8-14; Mark 1:1-8 NEWS OF COMFORT In a time of preparation, much of it having to do with ma-terial things, it is good to hear the words of Isaiah, “Comfort, give comfort to my people, / says your God” (Isaiah 40:1). In a time of such […]

1st Sunday of Advent – English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Isaiah 63:16-17, 19; 64:2-7; Psalms 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37 GOD HAS A DIFFERENT PLAN We begin the season of Advent with a heartfelt call for our own repentance. We remember God’s faithful love for us, and call upon God to help us to turn back. For “behold, you are angry, […]