Eastside’s pastoral resident Rachel Williams delivers this sermon on the sixth day of Christmas. Listen for the theme of hospitality and welcome in Luke’s Nativity story: In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of […]

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The Word Became Flesh

Share in Eastside’s Traveler’s Christmas Eve service, preached from John 1:1-18. What does it mean for the Word to have become flesh and dwelt among us? “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being […]

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Listening for the Word of Shalom

As Eastside lights the Advent candle of peace, hear Reverend Timothy Lloyd preach on the new promise of “shalom” found in the story of Zechariah, Elizabeth, and John the Baptist: In the days of King Herod of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly order of Abijah. His wife was […]

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Hope and Real Estate

Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches the first sermon of Advent (and the first sermon of the Christian year) from the text of Jeremiah 33:14-26. Here Jeremiah shares a vision of God’s restoration of Israel. How can we follow Jeremiah’s example in acting on that kind of hope? “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I […]

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An Advent Homily: Hope

Abby Norman delivers an advent homily celebrating the theme of hope in the Christmas story. How can Mary’s response to the Incarnation inspire us to carry hope in our world?

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Waiting for God to Act

Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches from 2 Peter Chapter 3 in this sermon marking the second Sunday of Advent. We reflect on what it has meant for Christians to wait for God’s coming, both in the time of the apostles and in our own time. Can seeming divine inaction be a means of divine grace? […]

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