Author: Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Worship
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Humor Adds Perspective

This is post 5 of 12 in the series “12 Days of Christmas” Join us in keeping the Twelve Days of Christmas. Each day will bring another small sign of comfort and joy. Merry Christmas Blessed Feast of St. Stephen The Gift of Lessons and Carols Finding One’s Spark Humor Adds Perspective The Ritual of

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Worship
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Finding One’s Spark

This is post 4 of 12 in the series “12 Days of Christmas” Join us in keeping the Twelve Days of Christmas. Each day will bring another small sign of comfort and joy. Merry Christmas Blessed Feast of St. Stephen The Gift of Lessons and Carols Finding One’s Spark Humor Adds Perspective The Ritual of

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Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

The Gift of Lessons and Carols

This is post 3 of 12 in the series “12 Days of Christmas” Join us in keeping the Twelve Days of Christmas. Each day will bring another small sign of comfort and joy. Merry Christmas Blessed Feast of St. Stephen The Gift of Lessons and Carols Finding One’s Spark Humor Adds Perspective The Ritual of

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Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Blessed Feast of St. Stephen

This is post 2 of 12 in the series “12 Days of Christmas” Join us in keeping the Twelve Days of Christmas. Each day will bring another small sign of comfort and joy. Merry Christmas Blessed Feast of St. Stephen The Gift of Lessons and Carols Finding One’s Spark Humor Adds Perspective The Ritual of

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Worship
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Merry Christmas

This is post 1 of 12 in the series “12 Days of Christmas” Join us in keeping the Twelve Days of Christmas. Each day will bring another small sign of comfort and joy. Merry Christmas Blessed Feast of St. Stephen The Gift of Lessons and Carols Finding One’s Spark Humor Adds Perspective The Ritual of

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

When Love Came Down

Today we receive once again Love embodied on this Earth as we celebrate Jesus’s birth.  No doubt we each have our favorite carols at Christmas, and my two favorites, “Love Came Down at Christmas,” and “In the Bleak Midwinter” are poems by Christina Rossetti.   Love came down at Christmas, Love all lovely, Love divine;

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

The mercy and love of a snowy day

By the tender mercy of our God,    the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,    to guide our feet into the way of peace.’  Luke 1:78-79 Being a preacher’s kid (PK to the trade) even as a teen I read my

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Choosing Generosity over Complaint

Over the past week the world  conspired to teach the value of generosity, especially the usefulness of generosity in helping us overcome the bitterness of self-focus and complaint.  As a literature major Mrs. Gummidge in David Copperfield lingers in the back of my mind.  She always had much to criticize and certainly did not think

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Announcements
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Nativity Scenes and Christmas Greetings

Our video editor is creating a montage of Nativity scenes and Christmas greetings for our worship during the Christmas season. Please use the form below to upload a video or photo of your Nativity Scene and/or Christmas greeting to our community by Dec. 15th. You can upload more than one file and the maximum file

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Reflections
Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Advent Ritual and Reflections

Christmas, I would say in years past, is the quiet season.  Advent Is the busyness of preparation for the celebration of Christ’s birth.  Yes, Advent Bible studies or new daily devotions have been important, and lighting the Advent wreath at home and in church always has been a delight.   This year I plan a

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