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Advent blog: "Annunciation" by Nancy Rottman

Advent blog: “Annunciation” by Nancy Rottman

This Sunday we will be reading about Mary’s visit with Elizabeth (The Visitation). But before we do that, it is important, I think, for us to pause for a good long moment to stand in Mary’s place and hear the angel announcing what could be, if she’d (we’d) only say, “yes!”  What annunciations have occurred in your life? Did you say, “Yes” or “No?” What might have been if you had chosen differently? Choice: integral to humanness.   I invite you to read (out loud if...
Advent blog: "Mary, Did You Know?" by David Price

Advent blog: “Mary, Did You Know?” by David Price

“So Isaiah told him, ‘Then listen to this, government of David! It’s bad enough that you make people tired with your pious, timid hypocrisies, but now you’re making God tired. So the Master is going to give you a signs anyway. Watch for this: A girl who is presently a virgin will get pregnant. She’ll bear a son and name him Immanuel (God-With-Us).” (Isaiah 7:13-17 MSG)  
Advent Devotional: Welcome Mary!

Advent Devotional: Welcome Mary!

December 15, 2014 by: Pam Cochrane Welcome, Mary! I have been thinking a lot about Mary this week and I wonder just how she managed to keep her faith and hope during her journey to Bethlehem with Joseph. Pregnant, and fearful of what the days ahead would bring, how did she find the strength and courage to believe in the angel Gabriel’s promise. I imagine each step was a challenge laced with fear and doubt and yet she forged ahead with a song in her...
A Redemption Song

A Redemption Song

Alex Shea Will preaches Sunday’s Hancock Church sermon titled “A Redemption Song”. December 14, 2014 – Luke 1:46-45 A Redemption Song Bob Marley & The Wailers – Redemption Song
Celebrating Advent - December 10th

Celebrating Advent – December 10th

Celebrating Advent-Week 2: Gifts December 10, 2013 “The Gift of Presence” by Seminarian Nancy Rottman And why has this happened to me that the mother of my Lord comes to me? For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leapt for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be* a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.’ Luke 1:41b-45 The words of Elizabeth upon greeting Mary move me. I had the...