The Knock-Off Jesus

Well, today was one of THOSE days. When we reached the point in the service where I began the service, I couldn’t find my notes, I couldn’t find my manuscript, and I really didn’t try to find my PowerPoint. But, I knew the PowerPoint was also in the master PowerPoint for the whole service. AsContinue reading “The Knock-Off Jesus”

This Week @ Perritte

On this fourth (and last) Sunday of Advent we read about the Coming Messiah. Our lesson for the day is, Luke 1:26-38. And, all too often, we are chasing after our own version of Jesus instead of Jesus. If we don’t hear some of those words Mary heard from the angel, there is at leastContinue reading “This Week @ Perritte”

Let’s Sing: Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 17th song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at http://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/. This beloved hymn falls into the category of “You learn something new everyday!” I can’t speak for you dear reader, butContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Hark the Herald Angels Sing”

Let’s Sing: Carol of the Bells

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 15th song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at http://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/. Hark how the bellsSweet silver bellsAll seem to sayThrow cares away Christmas is hereBringing good cheerTo young and oldMeek and theContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Carol of the Bells”

Let’s Sing: Away in a Manger

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 14th song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at http://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/. There is controversy surrounding the authorship of this beloved carol. In the end, the words are from an anonymous source. SomeContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Away in a Manger”

Let’s Sing: Angels From the Realm of Glory

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 9th song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at http://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/. Our lives can talk a lot of twists and turns. Such would be the case for James Montgomery, an Irishman whoContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Angels From the Realm of Glory”

Let’s Sing: What Child is This?

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 8th song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at http://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/. As a pastor, it is not uncommon for me to hear from someone saying, “We need to sing more of theContinue reading “Let’s Sing: What Child is This?”

Let’s Sing: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 7th song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at http://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/. This great hymn came about because of the struggles of a Unitarian preacher struggling with his Christmas Eve sermon in 1849.Continue reading “Let’s Sing: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”

Let’s Sing: O Come, All Ye Faithful

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our sixth song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at http://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/. Jesus was born into controversy when King Herod learned of the birth of the King of the Jews from the MagiContinue reading “Let’s Sing: O Come, All Ye Faithful”

Let’s Sing: Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

This is the first post in the blog series Let’s Sing. To find the other posted Carols of the season, see the index, https://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/ Lift up your heads, ye mighty gatesBehold, the King of glory waitsThe King of kings is drawing nearThe Savior of the world is here O blest the land, the city blestWhereContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates”