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

Countdown to Christmas: Everywhere You Go

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Everywhere you go Take a look at the five and ten, it’s glistening once again With candy canes and silver lanes that glow It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Toys in every store But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be … Continued

Countdown to Christmas : 5 Gold Rings

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  On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 12 Drummers Drumming 11 Pipers Piping 10 Lords a-Leaping 9 Ladies Dancing 8 Maids a-Milking 7 Swans a-Swimming 6 Geese a-Laying 5 Gold Rings 4 Calling Birds 3 French Hens 2 Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree -Frederic Austin

Come, Ye Thankful People

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Come, ye thankful people, come, Raise the song of harvest home! All is safely gathered in, Ere the winter storms begin; God, our Maker, doth provide For our wants to be supplied; Come to God’s own temple, come; Raise the song of harvest home!

On Gratitude

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A lovely thought as Thanksgiving week begins: Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. –Henry Ward Beecher If you’ll be traveling for the holiday, be safe. Enjoy!