Christmas – Part III

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  It is now Christmas morning. All around the world today people will be celebrating in some way the birth of Jesus. They will go to church and exchange gifts and gather family and eat dinners and play with new toys and games and for some it will be wonderful and for others it will… Read more »

Christmas Eve – Part II

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Today is Christmas Eve. It is the day before the birth of Jesus and traditionally, it should be spent worshiping all day – with a final service conducted at Midnight to celebrate the birth. In our church, like many other modern protestant churches, we will not have a Christmas Eve service, but instead we will… Read more »

Christmas Eve – Part I

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Today is Christmas Eve. It is the day before the birth of Jesus and traditionally, it should be spent worshiping all day – with a final service conducted at Midnight to celebrate the birth. In our church, like many other modern protestant churches, we will not have a Christmas Eve service, but instead we will… Read more »

26th Day of Advent

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Read these scriptures today in celebration of Advent Luke 1:46b-55; 2 Samuel 7:18, 23-29; Galatians 3:6-14 For centuries, these have been the passages that have been read in what is called “Year A” of the advent calendar. Rather than counting down to Christmas with an eye toward gifts or by marking a calendar that has… Read more »

25th Day of Advent

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Read these scriptures today in celebration of Advent Luke 1:46b-55; Isaiah 33:17-22; Revelation 22:6-7, 18-20 For centuries, these have been the passages that have been read in what is called “Year A” of the advent calendar. Rather than counting down to Christmas with an eye toward gifts or by marking a calendar that has candy… Read more »

24th Day of Advent

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Read these scriptures today in celebration of Advent 1 Samuel 2:1-10; Genesis 37:2-11; Matthew 1:1-17 For centuries, these have been the passages that have been read in what is called “Year A” of the advent calendar. Rather than counting down to Christmas with an eye toward gifts or by marking a calendar that has candy… Read more »

23rd Day of Advent

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Read these scriptures today in celebration of Advent 1 Samuel 2:1-10; Genesis 21:1-21; Galatians 4:21-5:1 For centuries, these have been the passages that have been read in what is called “Year A” of the advent calendar. Rather than counting down to Christmas with an eye toward gifts or by marking a calendar that has candy… Read more »

22nd Day of Advent

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Read these scriptures today in celebration of Advent 1 Samuel 2:1-10; Genesis 17:15-22; Galatians 4:8-20 For centuries, these have been the passages that have been read in what is called “Year A” of the advent calendar. Rather than counting down to Christmas with an eye toward gifts or by marking a calendar that has candy… Read more »

Fourth Sunday of Advent

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This is the fourth Sunday in Advent. Today we light the three purple candles and the pink candle. The first Sunday, we lit the candle of hope. On the second Sunday, we lit the candle of love. On the third Sunday, we lit the candle of joy. Today, we light the candle of peace. Our… Read more »

20th Day of Advent

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Read these scriptures today in celebration of Advent Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; 2 Samuel 7:23-29; John 3:31-36 For centuries, these have been the passages that have been read in what is called “Year A” of the advent calendar. Rather than counting down to Christmas with an eye toward gifts or by marking a calendar that has… Read more »