Bright, Shining Wonder

Preacher: Jennifer Hosler Scripture: Luke 2:1-20 For those of us in the northern hemisphere, December is marked by short days and long nights. It is an adjustment for everyone, that first troubling transition out of daylight savings time when it just seems so very dark, so very early. I find those first few weeks quite…

Shines Forth (Enthroned Upon the Cherubim)

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scriptures: Micah 5: 2-5a, Psalm 80: 1-7, & Luke 1: 39-55 “In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled…

Makes me Feel Some Kinda Way

Preacher: Jessie Houff Scriptures: Zephaniah 3: 14-20 & Luke 3:7-18 A little bit more frost on the grass each morning. Breathtaking, fiery red leaves cascade to the ground with every steady breeze. Winter is near.  Winter is the death that makes way for a new spring. A necessary death. A beautiful one. Sounds like Jesus. …

The Trouble with Christmas

Preacher: Chris Bowman Scriptures: Luke 1:68-79 & Luke 3:1-6 It is an honor to preach here at Washington City Church of the Brethren. You have been a good and faithful presence in the neighborhood over the years. Thank you for that! And thanks to Jessie for the invitation to preach, this second Sunday of Advent….

Awaiting the Mysterious

Pastor: Nathan Hosler Scriptures: Jeremiah 33:14-16 & Luke 21:25-36 This weekend we marked the life of my Grandpa Shenk. On Saturday, I, with my cousins and siblings, carried his coffin to the grave on a hill overlooking Lancaster County farmland and not a mile from where he lived much of his 86 years. Earl Eugene…

Do as the Dandelions Do

Preacher: Anna Lisa Gross Scripture: John 12: 23-28 On lazy summer days we made dandelion crowns for each other, threading one end of a stem into the other. We made chains from dandelion stems, once from our front door, across the porch, across the yard, all the way to the neighbors’ front door. We picked…

Jesus Comes Out

Preacher: Anonymous Scripture:  John 2:1-11 Coming out is hard.  I can only speak from my own experience, but I am willing to bet most people would agree.  Being vulnerable with others about who you truly are is a nerve-wracking experience, even if you are pretty sure how they will react.  There is always the what…