Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Reflection Shared on Christmas Day, 2011

I shared this reflection with those who gathered for worship Christmas morning… The letter to the Hebrews begins, “Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has … Continue reading

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Christmas Sermon, 2011 “Christ: the ultimate Christmas interruption”

Sermon on Luke 2:8-12 Christmas Eve, 2011 Christ: the ultimate Christmas interruption http://youtu.be/hwpZFsAlLjE St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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Creche in Crutches

This fall when my wife and I went to Germany we stayed in a little town called Wernigerode. One of my favorite travel pastimes is to check out churches, so we stopped in to see the Evangelische Kirche  St. Johannis (built … Continue reading

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Sermon on Luke1:26-38, “In the 6th Month”

Sermon on Luke 1:26-38,                             “In the 6th Month”  Advent 4B, Dec. 11, 2011 http://youtu.be/U3u68JGz70U St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, New Canaan, CT

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Waiting for Vision

Last Monday afternoon I sat with my son at the eye doctor’s office.  We sat in the waiting room and watched people enter. Some were calm and relaxed, others were frazzled and hurried.  On the flat screen TV across from … Continue reading

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Sermon on Isaiah 61:1-2a, “To Proclaim the Year of the Lord’s Favor”

Sermon on Isaiah 61:1-2a, “To Proclaim the Year of the Lord’s Favor” Advent 3 – Jubilee!  December 11, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODkR0kR4dXs&feature=youtu.be St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, New Canaan, CT

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Infamy 12/07/2011

Seventy years ago (December 7, 1941) the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked, launching America into the Second World War. Then President Roosevelt called it, “A date which will live in infamy.” A lot has changed in the few … Continue reading

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