Preaching Texts for Sundays in January 2017

January 1 – Isaiah 63:7-9, Hebrews 2:10-18 (The Rev. Arthur Shippee is preaching.)

January 8 – Epiphany celebrated – Isaiah 60:1-3, Psalm 72:1-4, Matthew 2:1-12

January 15 – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany – Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11, I Corinthians 1:1-9

January 22 – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany – Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9, (preaching text), Matthew 4:12-22

January 29 – TBA (The Rev. Steve Crocco is preaching.)

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Christmas Choral Music Coming on December 11th!!

Our annual Advent/Christmas musical service will take place, as always, on the Third Sunday of Advent, which this year is December 11. The music will be more spread out through the service than it has been in the past few years.

We will begin with Eugene Smith reading the creation story in the words of James Weldon Johnson’s God’s Trombones, followed by a haunting musical realization of the text “Spirit Moving Over Chaos.” The choral music will still center on the sermon time, though, in which we will alternate scriptural readings—readings that tell the Advent and Christmas story from Old Testament prophecy to the birth of Jesus–with musical commentary in choruses and carols.… Continue