Listen to the sermon from Sunday, December 20, 2015 titled “Waiting in Love” by Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune. “The Visitation” is one of the most beautiful scenes in all the scripture.  Two kinswomen meet who are both expecting their first, whose pregnancies are both surrounded by mystery, miracle, and shame.  From it come the words […]

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Listen to the sermon from Sunday, December 13, 2015 titled “Waiting in Joy” by Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune. “Why aren’t we singing Christmas Carols?”  It’s a common complaint preachers hear this time of year.  And there’s only one answer: “It’s not Christmas yet.”  “But they’re playing them on television and in all the stores!”  “This […]

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Listen to the sermon from Sunday, December 6, 2015 titled “Waiting in Peace” by Rev. Stephanie Coooper. Today is the second Sunday of Advent.  The Sunday of Peace, which is important. But it’s also the Sunday in the lectionary where we are introduced to John the Baptist.  And in good taste, being Baptist and all… […]

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Advent came early to our house this year.  Christmas, too for that matter.  We’ve been waiting since last spring for the birth of our first grandchild, our daughter Kara.  Sure enough, Georgia made her appearance at 3:09 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25th, one month earlier than Jesus.  (I got to be the ox and the […]

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Listen to the sermon from Sunday, November 22, 2015 titled “Jesus Rules” by Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune. This is the last day of the Christian year.  We begin a new year next week with the first Sunday of Advent, a season of waiting for Christ’s arrival at Christmas.  Then we celebrate the revelation of Christ […]

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