Advent 1: The End is Near, But Don’t Worry

Jeff GarrisonBluemont and Mayberry Presbyterian Church  Luke 21:25-36November 28, 2021 At the Beginning of Worship Today we begin our Advent journey: four weeks of preparation for Christ’s coming. Advent is about waiting. During this season we recall the centuries the Israelites longed for a Messiah. It’s also a season in which we are reminded that we, … Read more Advent 1: The End is Near, But Don’t Worry

Peaceful Joy

Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church Matthew 1:18-25 December 22, 2019 The Isaiah scripture is also referenced in Matthew’s telling of the birth narrative.[1] Before I read it, let me tell you a bit about the opening of Matthew’s gospel. The Gospel of Matthew is filled with surprises. It begins with a genealogy of Jesus. … Read more Peaceful Joy