Archive for December 2017

Christmas Eve, 2017

December 26, 2017 @ 4:42 pm


This is my Christmas Eve reflection.  Bonhoeffer meets Ebenezer Scrooge with a little help from other sources.  

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Advent 4 — Expectation

December 26, 2017 @ 4:38 pm


Special thanks to Kathy Wheeler for preaching for me in the morning of Christmas Eve.  This is Advent 4 and the key word for the morning was expectation.  Again, thank you to Kathy for filling in for me.  

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Adent 3 — Self Awareness

December 26, 2017 @ 4:37 pm

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Advent 2 — Personal Holiness

December 26, 2017 @ 4:35 pm

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Advent 1 — Hope

December 26, 2017 @ 4:34 pm

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Christ the King Sunday

December 20, 2017 @ 7:15 pm


Christ the King Sunday.  The last Sunday in the Church Year.  

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Thanksgiving Week Anthem

December 20, 2017 @ 7:06 pm

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December 20, 2017 @ 7:02 pm

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

There is some electronic burping in the recording.  Not sure what happened.


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Amos Visits Hilltop

December 20, 2017 @ 6:51 pm


We got a guest preacher from 3,000 years ago this Sunday.  Amos himself.  

There are some electronic burps ... not sure why ... 

Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters ...




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Pastor Mario — last Sunday in October, 2017

December 20, 2017 @ 6:42 pm


The Reverend Mario Alejandre returning to Hilltop to close out our Stewardship Campaign for 2017.  Mario is a Lutheran who sounds like a Methodist.  Gifted.  Truly.  

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Various Thoughts from Dennis Shaw
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