John 1:1-5, 9, 14

Reader 1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Reader 2: He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him... Read More »

The Gift of Gifts

O Source of all good, What shall I render to you for the gift of gifts, your own dear Son, begotten, not created, my redeemer, proxy, surety, substitute, his self-emptying... Read More »

Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel . . . (which means, God with us). ~Isaiah 7:14,... Read More »

Isaiah 35:8-10 (third Sunday of Advent)

A highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it. It shall belong to those who walk on the way; even if they are... Read More »

Isaiah 11:1-5, 10 (second Sunday of Advent)

There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and... Read More »

Joy to the World

When Christmas displays go up before Halloween displays come down, I long for the days when people didn’t think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving. However, there may be a... Read More »

A Christmas Rose

In contrast to many of the resounding carols proclaiming the Savior’s birth, “Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming” is a gentle song. Its words and music capture the... Read More »

Matthew 2:6, 1 Timothy 3:16 (responsive)

Pastor: And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel. Congregation:... Read More »
“The Glory Of Christ” (Part One)

“The Glory Of Christ” (Part One)

With Thanksgiving behind us, Christmas is surely lurking on the horizon, making this an appropriate time to calibrate our thinking about this, the “most wonderful time of the... Read More »

Philippians 2:5-8

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing,... Read More »