Category Archives: Advent

The Jesse Tree: An Interactive Worship Service based on Matthew 1:1-17

This week was supposed to be an “easy” week — a week off from the hard work of worship preparation, a week to relax (during Advent – HA!) and let the Children’s Christmas program do all the work — at … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Window Shopping, Part II

By our third year in seminary, my friends had mostly settled in at specific churches, but my wanderlust was still strong. Unfortunately, I struggled to motivate myself to visit churches by myself, finding it weird and awkward to have to … Continue reading

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

On this fourth Sunday of Advent, I share with you this version of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”: I first saw this in my church a few weeks ago and loved the diverse representations of the gospel.  Even more than our culturally-laden … Continue reading

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