The Gate of the Year

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It’s a tradition here to post this wonderful poem every December 31st. Written more than a century ago by Minnie Louise Haskins, I can’t think of a more appropriate sentiment as we stand on the threshold of the new year. Wishing you and yours good health and happiness in 2021. Though known popularly as “The … Continued

Merry Christmas

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Wishing you and yours a Blessed Christmas! May good health and happiness be yours in the coming year.

Still, Still, Still

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Still, still, still,One can hear the falling snow.For all is hushed,The world is sleeping,Holy Star its vigil keeping.Still, still, still,One can hear the falling snow. Sleep, sleep, sleep,‘Tis the eve of our Saviour’s birth.The night is peaceful all around you,Close your eyes,Let sleep surround you.Sleep, sleep, sleep,‘Tis the eve of our Saviour’s birth. Dream, dream, … Continued

Second Sunday in Advent

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Prepare the Royal Highway; the King of kings is near!  Let ev’ry hill and valley a level road appear!Then greet the King of glory, foretold in sacred story:O blest is He who camein God the Father’s name! Lyrics – Franz Mikael Franzen

First Sunday in Advent

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The advent of our KingOur prayers must now employ,And we must hymns of welcome singIn strains of holy joy.Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice give thanks and sing. “The Advent of Our King” – lyrics by Charles Coffin

Happy Thanksgiving

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Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday. I also want to take this opportunity to extend my thanks to all of you who have stood by The Christian Gift during this difficult year. It is deeply appreciated. With gratitude,Rebecca

He Is Risen!

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After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were … Continued

The Gate of the Year

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  As we have done every New Year’s Eve for many years, we share this lovely poem with you. Written in 1908, its actual title is “God Knows.” Here it is in its entirety: And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may … Continued

Merry Christmas

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For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas!

Christmas Eve: Still, Still, Still

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Still, still, still One can hear the falling snow For all is hushed The world is sleeping Holy Star its vigil keeping Still, still, still One can hear the falling snow Sleep, sleep, sleep ‘Tis the eve of our Saviour’s birth The night is peaceful all around you Close your eyes Let sleep surround you … Continued

Fourth Sunday in Advent: O Come All Ye Faithful

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O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant! O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem; Come and behold him Born the King of Angels: O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation, Sing, all ye citizens of Heaven above! Glory to God, glory in the highest: … Continued