“Christmas Morning” by Deborah Sokolove

December 25, 2016

2016 Christmas AltarChristmas Day

Texts: Isaiah 52:7-10, Psalm 98, Hebrews 1:1-12, John 1:1-14

It’s Christmas morning. Most of us were here a good portion of the day yesterday, sharing a delicious feast, singing carols, and re-telling the story of how Jesus was born in less-than-ideal conditions. Last night, we heard that Joseph and his pregnant wife Mary had to travel a long way from where they had been living because Caesar Augustus wanted to register everyone for a new tax. We heard about angels and shepherds, and Mary pondering everything that had happened in her heart. So what are we doing here this morning, getting ready to share Communion instead of still comfortably in our jammies, sipping cocoa and unwrapping the presents that someone left under our gaily-decorated trees?

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“Homily for Christmas Eve” by Brenda Seat

December 24, 2016

2016 Christmas AltarChristmas Eve

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“Joseph’s Question” by Marjory Bankson

December 18, 201616 Altar Advent

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Text: Matthew 1: 18-25

If you’ve seen a Christmas pageant, the role of Joseph is probably the most boring of all. He just stands there, itching with straw dust, while Mary and the baby get all the attention from the other characters, including the sheep and camels.

When Joseph stands there with his staff, there is NOTHING to indicate the turmoil it must have taken him to be there; nothing about the question raised by today’s gospel reading: should he quietly dissolve the marriage agreement that he had with Mary? Or go ahead with their plans, even though she has apparently been unfaithful to him – because he KNOWS he’s not the father of this child. Can you imagine his feelings of betrayal? Of being used?

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Advent Worship in the Style of Taizé

December 11, 201616 Altar Advent

Third Sunday of Advent

Several times each year, Seekers Church takes time out from its regular preaching schedule for a service of chant, prayer and reflection modeled on the worship of the Taizé Community in France. As we wait in Advent, this Sunday seemed a particuarly appropriate time. Repeating the chants together until they die away into the silence provides rest for our world-weary spirits as well as an opportunity for individual reflection on our faith journeys. As we joined in spirit with the monks at Taizé, we were nourished by their faithfulness as well as by their music.

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2016 December Stewards Minutes


Stewards Minutes

December 4, 2016

5:00 p.m.

Present: Marjory Bankson (recorder), Peter Bankson, Kevin Barwick (worship), Ken Burton, Cynthia Dahlin (party coordinator), Joan Dodge, Judy Lantz, David Lloyd (moderator), Sandra Miller, Trish Nemore, Brenda Seat (angel), Keith Seat (angel), Margreta Silverstone, Deborah Sokolove, and Jacqie Wallen

 Absent: Michele Frome, Vincent Shepherd.

 Worship was offered by Kevin, who read T.S. Eliot’s “The Journey of the Magi.”

Housekeeping: Stewards will next meet on Sunday, January 8, 5pm at the church.

Moderator: Deborah               Worship:  Sandra

Recorder: Ken                         Angels: Kevin & Judy

2017 Stewards Calendar: Brenda (SLT)

A corrected version was sent out later by email.…

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