Sermon text: Isaiah 40: 1-5 & John 1: 1-5, 14-18
Growing up in my hometown of St. Clairsville, Ohio, the Christmas season always started for me with the town Christmas parade and seeing Santa Claus riding along Main Street in the back of the fire truck, and then, all the church choirs would assemble at one of our three downtown churches and sing Handel’s Messiah. (By the way, downtown St. Clairsville had one traffic light). When I finally was old enough to be a part of that community performance … well, I knew Christmas had arrived! ... Read full sermon here (PDF).