The Front Page

Welcome to the Front Page, the digital cover of the Wayne Press.  Here we will share with you things that can't be captured in our newsletter--videos, music, color photographs--as well as articles that reflect on faith and life.  

 

Advent, Day 26

Merry Christmas Eve!  Thank you for journeying with me this advent.  Here is one last poem to send you into the Silent Night to sing with the heavenly angels, Joy to the World, The Lord is Come! The Risk of Birth, Christmas, 1973 This is no time for a child to be born, With the earth betrayed by war & hate And a comet slashing the sky to warn That time runs out & the sun burns late. That was no time for a child to be born, In a land in the crushing grip of Rome; Honour &... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Thursday, December 24, 2015 | 0 comments
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Advent, Day 25

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve.  I have the privilege of preaching at the 4pm family service.  It is filled with more wonder and joy and expectation than can be held in the walls of our sanctuary.  I love it.  It fills me with hope and deep faith in the One whose birth we are about to celebrate.   Barbara Brown Taylor is one of my all-time favorite authors and preachers.  She said this about Mary: On the one hand [Mary] was just a girl, an immature and frightened... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Wednesday, December 23, 2015 | 0 comments
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Advent, Day 24

As the Advent season is quickly coming to an end, I hope you'll read this reflection by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  He is a great theologian who was imprisoned and executed for participating in a plot to assassinate Hitler.  He writes with deep faith and some impressive trust in God.   THE GREAT TURNING POINT OF ALL THINGS  The topic here is the birth of a child—not the revolutionary deed of a strong man, not the bold discovery of a wise person, not the godly work ... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Tuesday, December 22, 2015 | 0 comments
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Advent, Day 23

Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year.  Here is a prayer written by Roddy Hamilton, minister at the New Kilpatrick Church in Bearsden, Scotland to mark the day through the lens of faith. Advent Call to Worship: December Solstice it is solstice night it is the death of darkness for an age light has been slipping away but now no further it shall return and in the hearing of the darkness the light says: arise shine for your light has come the promise frees... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Monday, December 21, 2015 | 0 comments
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Advent, Day 22

Today is the fourth Sunday in Advent and today we hear the story of Mary's encounter with Elizabeth.  Right after she is with Elizabeth, Mary sings the Magnificat.  This is a reflection on the Magnificat by Sara Miles, an author and activist who works in San Francisco as the director of The Food Pantry where she works for justice and feeds the hungry. A Hunger Beyond Food (inspired by Luke 1:47-55) “He has filled the hungry with good thing sand sent the rich away with empty... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Sunday, December 20, 2015 | 0 comments
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Advent, Day 21

Tomorrow in worship we'll sing the hymn, "Of the Father's Love Begotten."  This is the first verse of the hymn: Of the Father’s love begotten ere the worlds began to be,  he is Alpha and Omega —  he the source, the ending he,  of the things that are, that have been,  and that future years shall see  evermore and evermore. I am grateful this day for the reminder that the one whose birth we are about to celebrate is not just a baby born int he manger, but the one... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Saturday, December 19, 2015 | 0 comments
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