Silent Night, Holy Night

Tonight, in just a little while, I will gather with the members of my congregation, Elpis Christian Church, and we will do what we always do on this silent, holy night.  We will listen to a little music, sing a few carols, hear the Christmas story as told by Luke, and light some candles.  It… Continue reading Silent Night, Holy Night

Time to Wait

Well, it’s Advent again.  So what? In answer to that question – I have nothing new or flashy to offer.  I don’t have a catchy new program idea; music you’ve never heard; a video that will really grab your attention – nothing.  Except this… For thousands of years, people in need waited for God.  They… Continue reading Time to Wait

The Peace of Thanksgiving

“Be careful for nothing, but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV) It’s a wonderful promise – and it’s easy to miss. It’s the promise… Continue reading The Peace of Thanksgiving

Silent Night, Holy Night

Tonight, it will be as it is every year.  The sanctuary lights will be lowered to a soft glow, the candles will be lit, the crowd will hush as they hear the lovely music begin.  We will gather – those of us who come to church every time the doors open – those who only… Continue reading Silent Night, Holy Night