Worthy is the Lamb

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I’ve attended somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 performances of Handel’s Messiah, the most recent of which was just last week. I find the entire work to be exceptionally moving. When I listen to it, I think of my parents (both now in heaven) without fail: my mother’s favorite passage was “He Shall Feed His Flock.” … Continued

Good Friday

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Surely he took up our pain     and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God,     stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions,     he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him,     and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray,     each of … Continued

Maundy Thursday

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Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the … Continued

The Season of Singing

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It doesn’t look like this yet outside my window…but I know it won’t be long! “Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come.” Indeed!

Personalized Confirmation Keepsakes

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Confirmation coming up? Check out our collection of personalized keepsakes – a wonderful way to commemorate this important occasion! Featuring the confirmand’s name, confirmation date, church, and confirmation verse in the translation of your choice. Follow the link to view all of the options: Personalized Confirmation Gifts  

Palm Sunday

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The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey and sat … Continued

Benediction

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The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.

Has Spring Sprung?

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The Vernal Equinox is today…..which means spring has arrived. Or has it? If you live in the northern third of the country, perhaps not just yet. But it’s coming!  

Personalized Confirmation Gifts

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The Easter season is traditionally also confirmation season. If someone you know is about to be confirmed in the faith, and you’re looking for a unique way to commemorate the occasion, take a look at our collection of personalized confirmation keepsakes.

Scripture Sunday

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“The days are coming,” declares the Lord,     “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel     and with the people of Judah. It will not be like the covenant     I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand     to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant,     though … Continued