Advent 2018: Three Advents by Rev. Lynn Horan

During Advent we often focus on the idea of anticipation, which can be extremely joyful! At St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church in Spencertown, we begin the season by decorating wreaths in late November, which are then offered at our annual Christmas Bazaar. We also dust off our cherished Nativity scene, which fills our entire narthex, hand-made by a local artist who has collected figurines since his … [Read more...]

Advent 2017: This Advent, consider the camel-cloth-clad content creator by Kyle Coombs

Mark 1: 1-8 The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you,    who will prepare your way”— “a voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord,    make straight paths for him.’” And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of … [Read more...]

Advent Two: New Growth (Isaiah 11: 1-10)

A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide by what his ears hear; but with righteousness he … [Read more...]