Jesus, the Light of the World (Christmas Eve)

“Jesus, the Light of the World” Christmas Eve (RCL I) - December 24, 2018 By Fr. Guillermo A. Arboleda 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. You have made the nation great; you have increased its joy. They rejoiced before you as with joy at the harvest, as those who divide plunder rejoice. As on the day of Midian, you’ve shattered the yoke that burdened them, the staff on their shoulders, and the rod of their oppressor. Because every boot of the thundering warriors, and every garment rolled in blood will be burned, fuel for the fire. A child is born to us, a son is given to us, and authority will be

The Light of Jesus' Face (Advent 4C)

“The Light of Jesus’ Face” 4th Sunday in Advent, Year C - December 23, 2018 By Fr. Guillermo A. Arboleda Psalm 80:1-7 1 Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, leading Joseph like a flock; * shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim. 2 In the presence of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, * stir up your strength and come to help us. 3 Restore us, O God of hosts; * show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved. 4 O Lord God of hosts, * how long will you be angered despite the prayers of your people? 5 You have fed them with the bread of tears; * you have given them bowls of tears to drink. 6 You have made us the derision of our neighbors, * and our enemies laugh us to sc

Children of Abraham (Advent 3C)

“Children of Abraham” By Fr. Guillermo A. Arboleda Luke 3:7-18 John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our ancestor'; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire." And the crowds asked him, "What then should we do?" In reply he said to them, "Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise." Eve

Hoping and Waiting for God (Advent 2C)

“Hoping and Waiting” By Fr. Guillermo A. Arboleda 2nd Sunday in Advent (C) - December 9, 2018 Baruch 5:1-9 5:1 Take off the garment of your sorrow and affliction, O Jerusalem, and put on forever the beauty of the glory from God. 2 Put on the robe of the righteousness that comes from God; put on your head the diadem of the glory of the Everlasting; 3 for God will show your splendor everywhere under heaven. 4 For God will give you evermore the name, “Righteous Peace, Godly Glory.” 5 Arise, O Jerusalem, stand upon the height; look toward the east, and see your children gathered from west and east at the word of the Holy One, rejoicing that God has remembered them. 6 For they went out from you o

Stand Up! Be Alert! (Advent 1C)

“Stand Up! Be Alert!” 1st Sunday in Advent, Year C Fr. Guillermo Arboleda Jeremiah 33:14-16 14 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15 In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 16 In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. And this is the name by which it will be called: “The Lord is our righteousness.” Luke 21:25-36 25 “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. 26 Peop

Christmas Season at St. Matthew's

Christmas Season Worship Schedule 2018-2019 St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Dec. 24: Christmas Eve 7:00 PM Candlelight Vigil and Holy Communion Dec. 25: Christmas Day 9:30 AM Morning Prayer 10:00 AM Holy Communion Dec. 30: First Sunday After Christmas 7:30 Morning Prayer 8:00 & 10:00 Holy Communion Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve / Eve of The Holy Name of Jesus 7:00 PM New Year's Vigil and Holy Communion Jan. 6: The Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ 7:30 Morning Prayer 8:00 & 10:00 Holy Communion Evening Prayer on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., except on Christmas Day #announcement #Christmas

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