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Christmas in 3 Words

Gate Pa – Year C - Christmas Day 2018,
Readings: First Reading:Isaiah 9:2-7 Gospel:Luke 2:1-20
What I want to say: Christmas is important but it is not the point; Christmas is dangerous; Christmas depends on you and me.
What I want to happen: People to live all the Christmas story beyond Christmas day by living God’s compassion, generosity, justice; joining in the ongoing work of bringing in the reign God’s peace, hope, joy, love. The Sermon        1.Introduction:This Christmas I want to offer you three phrases to help you think about Christmas beyond today, -beyond the presents -good food -time with family and friends -Christmas decorations
       2.Christmas is important by its not the pointChristmas is important celebration of God the Eternal Word coming to us as one of us

Dangerous Love

This sermon can be listened to hereGate Pa – Year C 4th Sunday in Advent 2018

Psalm                          The Song of the Blessed Virgin Mary      
First Reading:                         Micah 5:2-5                                        
Second Reading:                    Hebrews 10:5-10                                
Gospel:                                    Luke 1:39-45                                      
What I want to say:
How doe Marys song help us understand and live out God’s love

What I want to happen:
Live God's dangerous love

The Sermon
here we are – 4th week of Advent
keep saying
-Christmas is important but not the point
-Advent we prepare for Christ of history, mystery and majesty
we have lit the candles for peace, hope joy and now love
so what is love?
what is it