West End United Methodist Church

A Call to Repentance

On this second Sunday of Advent, we await the birth of the child, and we’re heavily into the Christmas season all around us.  So what is our lectionary reading of John the Baptist doing interrupting this wonderful period with his challenges and rude language?  Isn’t this a season of love?  But John is yelling, “You brood of vipers!”  How are we to understand this?  (NOTE:  Although the video begins with the Children’s Moment, once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The video of the entire service is available to watch.) (NOTE: There were issues with the sound system, so the early service recording starts in the opening hymn, and there are noticeable problems with microphones throughout.)

References

  • Matthew :3:1-12

Downloads

Late Service Bulletin 12/8/2019

Early Service Bulletin 12/8/2019

Audio

A Call to Repentance (Children's Moment & Sermon)

Carol Cavin-Dillon