Pastor Joyce's sermons


December 10, 2017

Refresh our spirits, O God, open to us new life, 

      Clean out the inner stables of our lives that bind us 

You are the light of hope coming into the dark of the world,

      And the light of peace that creates justice and                                 righteousness.

Help us to share the peace that you bring to us

      And bring about your kingdom of justice and mercy,

In the name of him who shares all with us,

      Even Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen


Thoughts for the Week

December 10, 2017

Faith is not belief in spite of the evidence but a life lived in scorn of consequences. . . .  We have come to dissociate belief from faith and we think of belief as a way of thinking when the origi-nal intent was not to describe a way of thinking but a way of acting.

Clarence Jordan



Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received . . . but only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage.

St. Francis of Assisi


This then is the fullness of time, when the Son of God is begotten in us. God is always needing to be born.

Meister Eckhart 

(c. 1260 - c. 1327)



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Roms. 12:12 NRSV