Monthly Archives: December 2020

The Pastoral Prayer for First Sunday After Christmas, December 27, 2020

Timeless God, Ancient of Days, You have bowed and pierced time and space and have personally entered into our human realm and dared to live among us. The Angel Gabriel reminds us that there is nothing that is impossible with … Continue reading

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What if Mary said, “No”?, Luke 1:26-38

A sermon by the Rev. Patrick H. Wrisley, D.Min. We are slowly making our way through Advent and now the ship is turning towards Christmas. We have dallied through the last three weeks looking at the promise of God’s coming … Continue reading

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A Joy that’s Down in My Heart!, John 1:6-8, 19-28

A sermon by Patrick H. Wrisley John 1:6-8,19-28 6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. 8He himself was not the light, … Continue reading

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Advent 1: Don’t Get Dis’ed at Christmas!, Mark 13:24-37

Preacher:      Patrick H. Wrisley, D.Min. Location: First Presbyterian Church Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Date: November 29, 2020             Well, happy new year to you!  Today we are beginning a new Christian Liturgical year as we commence the season of Advent. Advent, … Continue reading

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