12/16/18 - Advent 3 - Joy

12/9/18 - Christmas Is Coming

12/2/18 - Advent 1 - Are you ready for Christmas?

11/25/18 - What Is Truth

11/18/18 - Stones In Your Life

11/11/18 - Pastor Steve Biegner

11/4/18 - All Saints Day

10/28/18 - Communion..You Are Mine

10/21/18 - Feline Behavior Specialist

10/14/18 - Worry

10/7/18 - What Kind of Future

9/30/18 - Jesus Is Guiding Us

9/23/18 - Make your life count

9/16/18 - Tipping Point

9/9/18 - Healing Faith

9/2/18 - Why are you here?

8/19/18 - We Need Bread

8/5/18 - Change

7/29/18 - Miracles

7/22/18 - 23rd Psalm

7/15/18 - Love God. Love Neighbor.

7/8/18 - Neighborhood Food Drive

7/1/18 - Compassion & Mercy

6/24/18 - Lanny Repman

6/17/18 - We Walk by Faith

6/10/18 - Where Are You?

6/3/18 - Rule Keeper - Rule Bender

5/27/18 - Holy Trinity

​​5/20/18 - Penticost

5/13/18 - Unity

5/6/18 - Amazing Joy

4/29/18 - Love Never Fails

4/1/18 - Easter

3/25/18 - Palm Sunday

3/11/18 - Good News

3/4/18 - Rebuild This Temple

2/25/18 - Follow The Leader

2/18/18 - In The Wilderness

2/11/18 - Transfiguration Sunday

2/4/18 - How Are You Feeling?

1/28/18 - Trust God

1/21/18 - The Present Form is Passing Away

1/14/2018 - Come and See

1/7/18 - Epiphany - Happy New Year

12/24/17 - Christmas Eve

12/10/17 - Advent Week 2

12/3/17 - Advent Week 1

11/26/17 - What Are You Waiting For?

11/19/17 - Thanksgiving

11/12/17 - Stay Awake

11/5/17 - Blest Are They

10/29/17 - Reformation & Give Thanks

10/22/17 - Give To God What Is God's

10/15/17 - Rejoice

10/8/17 -Turn Our Existence Into Joy

10/1/17 - U-Turn

9/24/17 - Do You Compare?

9/17/17 - Forgive


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“My soul proclaims your greatness, O God, and my spirit rejoices in you, You have looked with love on your servant here, and blessed me all my life through. Great and mighty are you, O Holy One, strong is your kindness evermore. How you favor the weak and lowly one, humbling the proud of heart.” (The Magnificat - Marty Haugen, Holden Evening Prayer – based on Luke 1:46-55) 

Marty Haugen’s setting of Mary’s prayer, often called The Magnificat, has been ringing in my ears this season. It’s a beautiful setting to an amazing poem. Mary is visiting her older relative Elizabeth, who is also expecting a child (the future John the Baptist), and the child in Elizabeth’s womb leaps for joy when Mary and the unborn Jesus come near. Elizabeth exclaims that Mary is blessed among women, “and blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.” And in response, Mary sings a song of praise, giving thanks to God for the opportunity to serve God in this way, acknowledging that God is favoring her, a “lowly one” as God always does. 

Even before Mary has a baby, she says, “I’m ready! Thank you for this opportunity.” Maybe this story is on my mind as Pastor Adam and Pastor Jordan had been expecting their son, Ari John, for so long and he finally arrived. Maybe it’s just that that tune by Marty Haugen is really catchy and I can’t get it out of my head. Or maybe I am wondering if I’m ready for Christ to come. 

It seems so easy for Mary to say, “I’m your servant, God. You have blessed me, and I will serve you.” It’s been more difficult for me to say that every day. How is it for you? Do you feel ready to say, “Here I am, God, your servant. You are kind, and you favor the weak and lowly. I’m ready to work in your service!”?  

As we get ready for Christmas, when we remember that God came to earth in Christ as Emmanuel, God-with-us, we are also renewing our commitment to live lives as Christ did, in service to others. Advent is a time to think about how our lives can continue to be in service to God and others. Are we ready for Christmas? Are we ready to embrace the new ways that Jesus shows up in our future whether we expect him or not? Are we ready, like Mary, to say “Thank you God for all I have, and for your gracious love”? Are we ready to live lives filled with Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace?

Whether we are ready or not, God is with us, through Christ, helping us to live the lives God hopes for us. Lives in service to God and others. 
May we, like Mary, be brave, and strong, and confident in our service to the God who is, who was, and who is to come. 

​Amen and Merry Christmas!
Vicar Adam

December 1
​Daniel 8:1-27
1 John 2:1-17
Psalm 120:1-7
Proverbs 28:25-26 

December 2
Daniel 9:1-11:1
1 John 2:18-3:6
Psalm 121:1-8
Proverbs 28:27-28 

December 3
Daniel 11:2-35
1 John 3:7-24
Psalm 122:1-9
Proverbs 29:1 

December 4
Daniel 11:36-12:13
1 John 4:1-21
Psalm 123:1-4
Proverbs 29:2-4 

December 5
Hosea 1:1-3:5
1 John 5:1-21
Psalm 124:1-8
Proverbs 29:5-8 

December 6
Hosea 4:1-5:15
2 John 1:1-13
Psalm 125:1-5
Proverbs 29:9-11 

December 7
Hosea 6:1-9:17
3 John 1:1-14
Psalm 126:1-6
Proverbs 29:12-14 

December 8
Hosea 10:1-14:9
Jude 1:1-25
Psalm 127:1-5
Proverbs 29:15-17 

December 9
Joel 1:1-3:21
Revelation 1:1-20
Psalm 128:1-6
Proverbs 29:18 

December 10
Amos 1:1-3:15
Revelation 2:1-17
Psalm 129:1-8
Proverbs 29:19-20 


December 21
Zechariah 1:1-21
Revelation 12:1-17
Psalm 140:1-13
Proverbs 30:17 

December 22
Zechariah 2:1-3:10
Revelation 13:1-18
Psalm 141:1-10
Proverbs 30:18-20 

December 23
Zechariah 4:1-5:11
Revelation 14:1-20
Psalm 142:1-7
Proverbs 30:21-23 

December 24
Zechariah 6:1-7:14
Revelation 15:1-8
Psalm 143:1-12
Proverbs 30:24-28 

December 25
Zechariah 8:1-23
Revelation 16:1-21
Psalm 144:1-15
Proverbs 30:29-31 

December 26
Zechariah 9:1-17
Revelation 17:1-18
Psalm 145:1-21
Proverbs 30:32 

December 27
Zechariah 10:1-11:17
Revelation 18:1-24
Psalm 146:1-10
Proverbs 30:33 

December 28
Zechariah 12:1-13:9
Revelation 19:1-21
Psalm 147:1-20
Proverbs 31:1-7 

December 29
Zechariah 14:1-21
Revelation 20:1-15
Psalm 148:1-14
Proverbs 31:8-9 

December 30
Malachi 1:1-2:17
Revelation 21:1-27
Psalm 149:1-9
Proverbs 31:10-24 

December 11
Amos 4:1-6:14
Revelation 2:18-3:6
Psalm 130:1-8
Proverbs 29:21-22 

December 12
Amos 7:1-9:15
Revelation 3:7-22
Psalm 131:1-3
Proverbs 29:23 

December 13
Obadiah 1:1-21
Revelation 4:1-11
Psalm 132:1-18
Proverbs 29:24-25 

December 14
Jonah 1:1-4-11
Revelation 5:1-14
Psalm 133:1-3
Proverbs 29:26-27 

December 15
Micah 1:1-4:13
Revelation 6:1-17
Psalm 134:1-3
Proverbs 30:1-4 

December 16
Micah 5:1-7:20
Revelation 7:1-17
Psalm 135:1-21
Proverbs 30:5-6 

December 17
Nahum 1:1-3:19
Revelation 8:1-13
Psalm 136:1-26
Proverbs 30:7-9 

December 18
Habakkuk 1:1-3:19
Revelation 9:1-21
Psalm 137:1-9
Proverbs 30:10 

December 19
Zephaniah 1:1-3:20
Revelation 10:1-11
Psalm 138:1-8
Proverbs 30:11-14 

December 20
Haggai 1:1-2:23
Revelation 11:1-19
Psalm 139:1-24
Proverbs 30:15-16 

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