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Sermons from December 2010

Christmas Travels

San Williams

December 26, 2010
Matthew 2:1-12

12-26-2010 SermonA typical topic of conversation this time of year is “where are you going for Christmas?”  One person I asked laughed and said, “Well, Christmas Eve we’ll be with our children in Houston.  After opening gifts Christmas morning, we’ll …

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Christmas Eve

San Williams

December 24, 2010
Luke 2:1-20

There’s nothing like a newborn to melt hearts, dissolve hard-feelings and bring smiles to even the most solemn face.  I suppose that’s one reason the Christmas story about the birth of a baby lying in a manager is so compelling.  …

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Don’t Be Afraid

San Williams

December 19, 2010
Isaiah 35:1-11; James 5:7-10; Matt. 11:2-11

12-19-2010 SermonThe realization that there are only five more days till Christmas may stir up anxiety and raise your blood pressure. These last few days of Advent can be stressful, especially if you haven’t finished your shopping, planned out your …

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The Festival of Lessons & Carols

Chancel Choir and Congregation

December 12, 2010

Since 2005 UPC’s Festival of Lessons & Carols Service has been an Advent tradition for us on the third Sunday of the season.  It is a beautiful way for us to recognize God’s extraordinary providence, not only in offering us, …

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Where Peace Resides

San Willliams

December 5, 2010
Isaiah 11:1-9

12-05-2010 SermonIsaiah’s vision in Chapter 11 is perhaps the most lyrical and poetic vision of peace in all of scripture–a wolf lies down with a lamb, the lion eats straw like the ox, the cow and the bear graze together …

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