winter worship

Just for fun, and because it's the time of year for good poetry, especially poetry about darkness and light, here's one of my favourites. ...Mother of Darkness, Our Lady, ...Suffer our supplications, ………………………...our hurts come unto you. ...Hear us from absence your dwelling place, ...Whose ear we plead for. ………………………...End us our outstay. ...Where darkness…

sermon: god with us

Isaiah 7.10-16; Psalm 80; Romans 1.1-7; Matthew 1.18-25 +  In the name of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I don’t know about you, but I always breathe a sigh of relief when we get to this time of the year when the winter solstice has passed. It means that the light will return, albeit slowly,…