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What Child Is This? (a Christmas devotion)

Why lies he in such mean estate Where ox and ass are feeding? Good Christian fear, for sinners here The silent Word is pleading Nails, spears shall pierce him through The cross be borne for me, for you Hail, hail, the Word made flesh The Babe, the Son of Mary William Dix's classic carol What… Continue reading What Child Is This? (a Christmas devotion)

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Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (a Christmas devotion)

Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming From tender stem hath sprung! Of Jesse's linage coming As men of old have sung. It came, a flower bright Amid the cold of winter When half-gone was the night. Lo' How a Rose is a Fifteenth Century German hymn based upon the prophecy of Isaiah 11:1 that a… Continue reading Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (a Christmas devotion)

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Sunday 12.23.18 (the simple faith of Christmas)

This Sunday we'll continue our journey through Luke and take a look at the simple, uncluttered faith that Mary and Elizabeth expressed in response to Gabriel's announcement that Mary would become miraculously pregnant with Jesus. Then on Monday night, we will celebrate Christmas with our annual Christmas Eve service at 6pm. We hope to see… Continue reading Sunday 12.23.18 (the simple faith of Christmas)

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Good Reads 12.14.17 (on: parenting, angels, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On parenting and Christmas: A Christmas Prayer for My Children by Tim Counts As I picked up my 2-year-old son out of his crib this morning, hearing him chatter in toddler-talk about the mini Christmas tree in his room,… Continue reading Good Reads 12.14.17 (on: parenting, angels, and more!)

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Out of Egypt (an advent devotion)

So Joseph got up, took the child and his mother during the night, and escaped to Egypt. He stayed there until Herod’s death, so that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet might be fulfilled: Out of Egypt I called my Son. ~ Matthew 2:14-15 (CSB), quoting Hosea 11:1 The book of Exodus… Continue reading Out of Egypt (an advent devotion)

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The Serpent Crusher (an advent devotion)

So the Lord God said to the serpent, “…I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head and you will strike his heel.” ~ Genesis 3:14-15 (CSB) As we enter into the Christmas season, we will take a look at a few of… Continue reading The Serpent Crusher (an advent devotion)

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Christmas Eve / Christmas Day 2016

You have opportunities to join with us in worship of Jesus, our Savior, tonight at our Christmas Eve service and tomorrow at our Christmas day worship gathering. Check out the details below, and we hope to see you there! Christmas Eve ~ 12/24 @6:30pm We will remember the anticipation of the birth of Jesus and… Continue reading Christmas Eve / Christmas Day 2016

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Good Reads 12.21.16 (the Christmas edition)

Here is a collection of good reads on Christmas. Enjoy! Why are Jesus's Genealogies in Matthew and Luke Different? by Mark Strauss The Old Testament predicted that the Messiah would come from the line of David. Both Matthew and Luke provide genealogies of Jesus that confirm he was a descendant of David—therefore, a legitimate Messiah.… Continue reading Good Reads 12.21.16 (the Christmas edition)

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What Child Is This? (an advent meditation)

What Child is this Who, laid to rest On Mary’s lap, is sleeping? Whom angels greet With anthems sweet While shepherds watch are keeping? This, this is Christ, the King Whom shepherds guard and angels sing Haste, haste to bring Him laud The Babe, the Son of Mary! The Christmas song What Child Is This?… Continue reading What Child Is This? (an advent meditation)

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Christmas Week 2016

A reminder for your week: Children's Christmas Program, Wednesday 12/21 @7pm (if you have children in the program, please have them to the auditorium by 6pm for costumes and a final dress rehearsal). This date is the rescheduled date due to weather conditions. Christmas Eve Service, Saturday 12/24 @6:30pm. Join us for our annual candle-light… Continue reading Christmas Week 2016