Hearts Full of Joy

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church December 30, 2018 Isaiah 61: 10 – 62: 3 (CEB) I surely rejoice in the Lord; my heart is joyful because of my God, because he has clothed me with clothes of victory, wrapped me in a robe of righteousness like a bridegroom in a priestly crown, and like a [...]

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What’s in a Name?

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church December 24, 2018 Christmas Eve Isaiah 9: 2-7 (CEB) The people walking in darkness have seen a great light. On those living in a pitch-dark land, light has dawned. 3You have made the nation great; you have increased its joy. They rejoiced before you as with joy at the harvest, [...]

One of Peace

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church December 23, 2018 Fourth Sunday of Advent Micah 5: 2-5a (CEB) As for you, Bethlehem of Ephrathah, though you are the least significant of Judah’s forces, one who is to be a ruler in Israel on my behalf will come out from you. His origin is from remote times, from [...]

The Holy Way

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church December 16, 2018 Third Sunday of Advent Isaiah 35: 1-10 (CEB) The desert and the dry land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom like the crocus. 2They will burst into bloom, and rejoice with joy and singing. They will receive the glory of Lebanon, the splendor of [...]

A Light in the Darkness

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church December 9, 2018 Festival of Lessons and Carols Luke 2: 1-7 (CEB) In those days Caesar Augustus declared that everyone throughout the empire should be enrolled in the tax lists. 2This first enrollment occurred when Quirinius governed Syria. 3Everyone went to their own cities to be enrolled. 4Since Joseph belonged [...]