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Advent 4 Preview

“…and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means, “God is with us.” Matthew 1:23 During these final days of Advent we pray, “O come, O come, Emmanuel,” a beloved hymn based on the O Antiphons, ancient prayers appointed for the seven days preceding Christmas. Never is God so with us as in Jesus of Nazareth. Here is…

Christ in the Crisis

traditional sermon advent 1 When I was 6 years old I went to Immanuel Lutheran School in Danbury Connecticut. At the time it was a small Lutheran school with about 25 kids per grade. Maybe a month into our school year I recall bringing a t-shirt to school for show and tell. It was a…

Avery Carr
What If the Messenger Named You?

Advent 4 Traditional Worship So what it’s in a name really. Shakespeare wrote, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” In that very brief prayer that I begin every sermon with we call out the names Lord, Our Rock, and Our Redeemer. Three different…