Dec 27, 2021
December 28 (or in our case, the Sunday closest to it) has
traditionally marked the observance of Childermas. Also
called the Feast of the Holy Innocents, this is a day of remembrance and mourning for the children of Bethlehem
murdered by the order of King Herod. Along with Stephen, whose feast day (December 26) is also...
Dec 20, 2021
Today’s Scripture reading from Matthew
recounts the story of the “wise men from the east” who come to
worship to the newly born Savior. Though featured in countless popular Christmas scenes along with Mary, Joseph,
and the shepherds and angels from Luke 2, the Magi and their gifts are more properly...
Dec 13, 2021
Many popular Advent and Christmas traditions come to us from the German-speaking world—the Advent wreath, the Advent calendar, the Christmas tree—and the hymnody of the season is no exception. Lo How A Rose E’er Blooming, written in a monastic community in Trier in the Rhineland-Palatinate, refers to Jesus as a...
Dec 6, 2021
Speaker: George Grant Pastor
Title: Luke Chapter 1:46-56 Ave Maria
Series: Advent 2021
Luke Chapter 1:46-56
46 And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 band my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for dhe has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call...
Dec 6, 2021
In this morning’s sermon text from the Gospel of Matthew, an angel appears to Joseph to announce that the miraculous child in Mary’s womb “will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). Many of the elements in the service today likewise focus on Christ’s coming as a Savior. Our Call to Worship is taken...