Tag: Christmas

Caroling and Waffles

Every year we get together as a church family and go caroling in our neighborhood to spread the joy of Christmas. As usual, this year we will meet at the building at 6 p.m. and divide into groups to go caroling.  Then we will meet back at the building and enjoy a fabulous waffle dinner […]

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Christmas decorating

Hanging of the Green

Please join us for Hanging of the Green. Wednesday Evening, November 28, from 6:30-8:00 Come enjoy food and fellowship as we decorate the church building for the Christmas Season. Soup and Sandwiches will be served.

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Christmas Candlelight Service

Join us on Sunday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m. for our annual Candlelight Service. Our theme this year is “We Have A Savior”. We will have a reception immediately following the Candlelight Service.  Please bring finger foods to the old kitchen before the service begins.  Desserts, snacks, fruit, veggies and dips are all welcome so long […]

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The Nativity

The night of caroling is over; selected families were blessed with financial gifts from the church; all the candles have been blown out from the candlelight service, and the nativity set I used yesterday is now put away.  Undoubtedly, Christmas is the busiest time on our church calander.  It’s a far cry from the days of my youth when […]

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The Mary We Never Knew

Where did I develop my ideas about Mary being a quiet, meek, gentle soul?  For years now I’ve believed the myth that she we a frightened little teenager who bravely and quietly, endured shame, ridicule and embarrassment for  conceiving a child out of wedlock.  This morning’s sermon presented a very different view of Jesus’ mother.  […]

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God’s Dwelling Among Us

Who would have thought that Israel’s Tabernacle would be such an appropriate topic for a Christmas sermon? The standard picture for this season is, of course, a baby in a manger. This image certainly communicates a number of important truths. However, thinking about God coming to “tabernacle” with us in the person of Jesus makes […]

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Do Not Be Afraid

Whew! What a day yesterday was. The two sermons were designed to emphasize the topic of Fear on Sunday morning and Peace Sunday night during the candlelight service. To aid in communicating we pulled out all the stops and employed lighting, decorations, video, drama (that angel really did look frightening with his wig :-), music […]

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Christmas

All our Christmas services this year centered around trees: especially the Jesse Tree based upon this verse, “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit” (Isaiah 11:1). On the left is the original idea behind the Jess Tree. By the use of images the medieval […]

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