Tick Tock

December 31, 2017

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by Reverend Anya Johnston and

Dana Morgan

Worship Associate

The end of 2017 reminds us that time is passing, either marking lost opportunity or setting the stage for new hope. We play a part in choosing hope or a sense of loss. Let’s consider what to do with the past so we can awaken to a new year of progress and enlightenment! Rev. Anya Johnston was last heard at West Shore at the ordination of Dave Clements in October. A Westerner by training and temperament, Reverend Anya has enjoyed immersive ministry since 1999.

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Elijah’s Angel

December 24, 2017

by Reverend Patricia Hart and

Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development

Dana Morgan

Barbara Walker

Worship Associates

Traditions and teachings about Hanukkah and Christmas come to life in this story about a Jewish boy and an African- American barber, who find ways to connect in this beautiful and difficult season of the year. All ages are welcome at this informal story-service.

 

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December 17, 2017

Due to copyright issues

no recording this week

Something Old, Something New

December 10, 2017

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by Reverend Peter Newport and

Martha Boesel

Worship Associate

Isaiah 43:19 “Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”

In the three millennia since Isaiah, it’s hard to find anything new to say about Christmas that hasn’t already been said at least a hundred thousand times. But even as we wade through the commercial wasteland that stretches through the holiday season one more time, can we find anything to say about Christmas that’s real, that’s new, that’s hopeful, that hasn’t been said before? Signs point to “Yes!”

 recording coming soon

 

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Be Hopeful, Anyway

December 3, 2017

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by Reverend Patricia Hart and

Dana Morgan

Worship Associate

Much of what religions teach about is not the world as it is, but as it might be. In order to make this more than an abstract exercise, we need to take the (often irrational) risk of hoping for something that is not yet true. Where is the line between faithful commitment and naiveté? Does being hopeful make a difference, in the world?

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