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Twelve Days of Christmas

You’ve probably heard of the song the Twelve Days of Christmas. This may or may not be news to you, but those twelve days do not lead up to Christmas. Instead they are a season that starts Christmas Day and ends today, January 5th. This evening will be the twelfth night (which you Shakespeare fans…

Name of Jesus

Readings Numbers 6:22-27Psalm 8Galatians 4:4-7Luke 2:15-21 By Jewish law, every baby boy was circumcised and named on the eighth day of life, so on the eighth day of Christmas the church celebrates this event in Jesus’ life. Yes! It’s still the Christmas season! The keeping of the covenant as well as Jesus’ name are signs…

January 2022 Herald

This month’s Herald is available for download. Inside this issue: Worship Schedule – 2 Call Committee Update – 3 Adult Christian Ed. – 4 Mission Campaign – 6 Committees – 7 Music News – 10 Administratively Speaking – 11 Pastoral Letters – 12 From Sister Dottie – 13 From Director of Music – 14 Volunteer…

ERO CRAS

Just in case you’re not up on your Latin phrases, Ero cras loosely translates to “Tomorrow I will be.” This phrase is perfect for today, December 23rd, when we look forward to tomorrow evening when we celebrate Christ’s birth. So, why this phrase and how does it relate to worship and music? Perhaps you’ve noticed…

Prepare a Cabinet!

This Advent we have been talking about preparing ourselves for Christ’s presence in our lives. We know that God never leaves us and these preparations are really about helping us to see those spaces in our lives that may need “spruced up” or “trimmed” to make space for Emmanuel, God with us. In addition to…

A Time to Prepare

Advent is here and I’m excited about it. I find the music and messages of this season to be meaningful, centering, and a good foil for the trappings of our commerce-centric society. In particular, this year I’m thinking a lot about preparations. We often think of Advent as a time for preparation, and it is.…