Tag Archive: Christmas

Dec 12

Christmas Day (Year B) – “Alternative” Worship Ideas

I’ve been hearing lots of chatter online from pastors wondering what to do about worship on Christmas Day – particularly since it falls on a Sunday this year.  The number one “issue” that I have heard folks pondering: what to do when you are pretty sure that most folks will be staying home.  Maybe your …

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Dec 09

Christmas Day (Year B)

Isaiah 62:6-12 This is a wonderful passage to read while you are processing into the worship space – perhaps while candles are being lit, the Bible is carried into the sanctuary, the Table is prepared for Communion, or the figure of the Christ-child is placed in the Nativity. I like the NRSV, but I appreciate the real readability …

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Dec 07

Christmas Eve (Year B)

I know – all too well – that every church has particular Christmas Eve traditions.  And, of all the sacred cows in this world, those that accompany this season are often the ones that are the most dangerous to tip.  However, I think that sacred cow-tipping is part of my calling (and certainly is part …

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Dec 05

‘Twas 20 Days Before Christmas…

Can you believe that it is only 20 days before Christmas?  Time flies… Knowing that schedules are typically crazy during this time of year (or, at least they feel crazier than usual), I will be posting materials relevant to the next several Sundays this week.  Frankly, I’m hoping that I may start a personal “trend” …

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