Shalom

January 17, 2021 "Shalom" - Rev. Virginia L. Heller ScriptureGospel Lesson: John 5:1-15 After this there was a festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew  Beth-zatha, which has five porticoes.  In these lay many invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. One man was there w...
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A Baptism of Peace

January 10, 2021 "A Baptism of Peace" - Rev. Virginia L. Heller ScriptureGospel Lesson: Mark 1:4-11John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.  And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confes...
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The Gifts

January 3, 2021 "The Gifts" - Rev. Virginia L. Heller ScriptureOld Testament Lesson: Isaiah 60:1-6 Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.  For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you. Nations shall come to ...
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The Greatest Gift of All

December 27, 2020 "The Greatest Gift of All" - Rev. Virginia L. Heller ScriptureGospel Lesson: Matthew 2:13-23 Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.”  Then J...
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And Baby Makes ….Us One

December 24, 2020 "And Baby Makes...Us One" - Rev. Virginia L. Heller ScriptureJohn 1:1-4 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.  All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being  in him was life, and the li...
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Fourth in Emmanuel Series: God is with us- Hear the Angel Voices

December 20, 2020 "God is with us-Hear the Angel Voices" - Rev. Virginia L. Heller ScriptureLuke 1:8-14 Once when he was serving as priest before God and his section was on duty,  he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to enter the sanctuary of the Lord and offer incense.  Now at the time of the incense offering, the whole assembly of the peo...
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Third in Emmanuel series: God is with us-Give It a Rest!

December 13, 2020 "God is with us- Give It a Rest"! - Rev. Virginia L. Heller ScriptureLuke 2:1-7 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.  This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.  All went to their own towns to be registered.  Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth ...
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Second in Emmanuel series: God is with us- Do It Anyway!

December 6, 2020 "God is with us-Do It Anyway!"- Rev. Virginia L. Heller ScriptureMatthew 1:18-25 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.  Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expo...
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First in Emmanuel series: God is with us- We are Not Alone

November 29, 2020 "God is with us-We Are Not Alone"- Rev. Virginia L. Heller ScriptureLuke 1:26-48 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth,  to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.  And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you....
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With Joy and Thanksgiving

November 22, 2020 "With Joy and Thanksgiving" - Rev. Virginia L. Heller ScriptureEpistle Lesson: I Corinthians 13:1-8a If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.  And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove moun...
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