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Seasonal Resources

First Sunday after Christmas: The Mother Eagle

Old Testament: Isaiah 63:7-9
Psalter: Psalm 148
Epistle: Hebrews 2:10-18
Gospel: Matthew 2:13-23

Isaiah remembers, and as he does, the prophet begins to stammer. His reason yields to praise, and remembered history turns to worship. There are times, however rare, when words, concepts, and systems are not grandiose enough to be the cradle of the gift.

Oh, for a Thousand Tunes: A bicentennial tribute to Lowell Mason (1792-1872)

Although the name Lowell Mason may be unfamiliar to many his hymn tunes are among the best known and best loved in our hymnals. It was Mason, for example, who composed the stately, reverent melody for "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" and the majestic strains of "Joy to the World."

Christmas Communion Service

Christmas marks the culmination of the Advent season. The time of waiting is past, and God's people eeiehrate the arrival of their Messiah, who has visited and redeemed his people.

*Everyone who is able, please stand

Children of the Lord

Include the Whole Family of God in Your Christmas Celebrations

The leaves were just beginning to change color a few years ago when I noticed the first displays of Christmas decorations in a local department store. It shouldn't have come as any surprise. In our highly commercialized society, shopping malls are known distorters of time and season: bathing suits and shorts appear in January, heavy winter coats in the midst of a major July heat wave.

Reformation Hymn Festival

Prelude: Our Father, Who Art in Heaven J.S.Bach

* Processional Hymn: Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven Rejoice in the Lord 144

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Invocation
Sola Scriptura

Scripture: Matthew 4:1-4