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: Good Christian Friends Rejoice

A.K.A. Good Christian Men Rejoice Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 11th 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/. I knew it would come, I just didn’t know which Carol was first. This old carolContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Good Christian Friends Rejoice”

Let’s Sing: In the Bleak Midwinter

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 10th 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/. 1. In the bleak mid-winter frosty wind made moan,Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;Snow had fallen, snow onContinue reading “Let’s Sing: In the Bleak Midwinter”

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”

Sunday Worship @ Perritte Memorial

Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 6, 2020 The season of Advent, in many congregations means it is also cantata season. This week would, under normal circumstances be cantata Sunday. But, as is the case so often these Covid days, we at Perritte would be hard pressed right now to do a cantata,Continue reading “Sunday Worship @ Perritte Memorial”

Yesterday in Six “Fs”

16 Rejoice always. 17 Pray continually. 18 Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Don’t suppress the Spirit. 20 Don’t brush off Spirit-inspired messages, 21 but examine everything carefully and hang on to what is good. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-21, Common English Bible) Yesterday was the day we need to thank God for what we have. As IContinue reading “Yesterday in Six “Fs””

Doing Good

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17, New International Version) Video Below This is the first Wednesday with the Wesley’s I have presented in a while. Today it wasn’t really planned that way,Continue reading “Doing Good”