I love Christmas. I love families gathering with one another. I love the generosity the season prompts in people’s hearts. I love the smells of baking. I love the music. Most of all, I love the story – the story of how God entered the world through the Christ Child.  This Christmas will be different for most of us. Many of the rituals that make this season […]

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I love Christmas. I love families gathering with one another. I love the generosity the season prompts in people’s hearts. I love the smells of baking. I love the music. Most of all, I love the story – the story of how God entered the world through the Christ Child.  This Christmas will be different for most of us. Many of the rituals that make this season […]

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FIRST LESSON:  Genesis 1.26-27              Human beings are created in the Image of God as a part of what God calls “good.” SECOND LESSON:  Genesis 12.1-3              God promises to faithful Abraham that his seed shall the nations of the earth call blessed. THIRD LESSON:  Isaiah 9.2, 6-7              Christ’s birth and kingdom are foretold […]

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“Joy to the World” 12-20-2020

Each week during Advent (the 4-week season leading up to Christmas), we have journeyed toward Bethlehem. We’ve lit candles on our Advent wreath to remind us of the gifts Christ offers: Peace, Hope, Love. We’ve listened to the story of Mary as she learns of the child to whom she will give birth and raise. We’ve heard the story of Joseph as he adopts Jesus […]

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“A Light of Love” Dec 13 2020

Each week during Advent (the 4-week season leading up to Christmas), we are listening to the stories surrounding Jesus’ birth. Over the last two weeks, we’ve heard the angel Gabriel announce to Mary that she would conceive and birth to a child; we watched as Mary and her relative Elizabeth visited; we listened as Mary […]

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“Hope to the World”

Each Sunday during Advent (the 4-week season leading to Christmas), we light an additional candle on our Advent wreath. Last week we lit the Candle of Peace, remembering that Christ offers us a peace that passes all understanding. This week we light the Candle of Hope. Hope is the life-force God has given us that helps us put one foot in front […]

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“A Light of Peace” Nov. 29, 2020

This Sunday marks the beginning of Advent – a 4-week season leading up to Christmas. The word “advent” comes from the Latin meaning “to come to” or “to come toward.” During Advent we remember and reflect on how God comes into the world and into our lives through the Christ. One of our rituals at Oak Hill is the lighting of candles on […]

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“What Did You Expect?”

On Dec. 22, Pastor Jim preaches on Matthew 11:2-11. 2 When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples 3 and said to him, Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” 4 Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you […]

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“In Search of a Savior”

On Dec. 22, Pastor Katy preaches on Matthew 1:18-25. 18 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and […]

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