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As I have aged I have become more realistic about my hopes for Christmas.
Christians have been praying for world peace for two thousand years and Jews for thousands of years before them. Yet many days I wonder if we are any closer.
What is the story behind Christmas trees? Why do we decorate them with lights? What are Christmons?
On Sunday, November 27th, we will share these stories and sing familiar carols while we place these and other decorations in our sanctuary.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. – Matthew 6:21 (NRSV)
This Sunday we will consecrate the first fruits of our lives, that portion of our giving that we set aside for doing God’s work in the world. Doing so demonstrates that Christ is truly King over all the earth, including our income.
This Sunday we will conclude our worship service with a ritual of anointing for healing. Those present will be invited to come forward, or merely to watch and sing, as we share a physical reminder of God’s act of reconciliation with us so that we might be reconciled with one another and point to glimpses of God’s new heaven and new earth.
“What music does this passage call for?” Typically this question yields the hymn we sing following the sermon. And while I illustrate my study notes that will provide the congregation a means of applying that passage I often hear that music playing in my imagination. My study of the Second Letter to the Thessalonians immediately recalled the song “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Rogers and Hammerstein’s musical Carousel.
Sharing the love of God, the peace of Christ,
and the power of the Holy Spirit with everyone.
Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church, a community of Christ-centered believers, welcomes all people to worship with us. Working together in harmony we spread God’s message of love, joy and peace to each other, our community, and the world.