A sermon preached by the Reverend Michael Anderson Bullock
at St. Philip’s, Easthampton, Massachusetts,
on 16 December 2018 [Advent 3]:
Zephaniah 3:14-20; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18

 In my “Word for the Children” this Advent, I have tried to have the kids notice the changes in our worship space as we all mark this introductory season.  Given a little prodding, our kids are fairly quick to pick up on things like our Advent wreath, the color of our vestments and paraments, and of course the evolving manger scene.  I hope you adults have noticed, too, because all these things are meant to help us focus on the reality of Advent and its meaning as a way of life. 

So it is that on this Third Sunday of Advent the expression of this spiritual season gains some significant texture and detail.

As the children have already noted, a prime example of this expression comes from Read More