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Ephesians 6:10-17 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. 11Put on the whole armour of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the [...]


Isaiah 50:4-9a 4 The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens— wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught. 5 The Lord God has opened my ear, and [...]

A Big Bang

1 Corinthians 14:20-25 20 Brothers and sisters, do not be children in your thinking; rather, be infants in evil, but in thinking be adults. 21In the law it is written, ‘By people of strange tongues and by the lips of foreigners I will speak to this people; yet even then they [...]

Lord, In Your Mercy

O God, our healer, once again we stand in shock and horror at the presence of racial violence in our country.  We stand in mourning for police officers and protesters who have died because of that violence.  We pray for those who have been injured and for a community that [...]

Favorite Christmas Hymn – 5th and 6th grade Sunday School Class

Our favorite hymn is Silent Night because it is popular and pretty

Favorite Christmas Hymn – 3rd & 4th Grade Sunday School Class

Our favorite hymns are Joy to the World because it is happy and easy to sing and Go Tell it on the Mountain because it goes smoothly

Favorite Christmas Hymn – 1st & 2nd Grade Sunday School Class

Favorite hymn is Welcome the Child – no real reason, just like it.

Favorite Christmas Hymn – Pre-K Sunday School Class

Favorite hymn is Angels We Have Heard on High because it is pretty

Favorite Christmas Hymn – Sheri Nikolassy

My favorite Christmas Hymns are “What Child is This” and “Silent Night“.  Silent Night has always been a favorite of mine and I really like the words in What Child is This

Favorite Christmas Hymn – Chris Gradijan

Silent Night is my favorite Christmas hymn.  It evokes peace and joy at the same time, a respite from all forms of stress, and quiet joy, knowing that God has come to us with His peace and love.  

Favorite Christmas Hymns – Pastor Ken Hilston

Favorite Christmas Carols of Pastor Hilston I like using the words alone as prayers at Christmas meals. Three are important, but one is special. Important #1: Last verse of “O Little Town of Bethlehem” Great theology “O Holy Child of Bethlehem, Descend to us we pray Cast out our sins, [...]

Favorite Christmas Hymn – Arlene Cegelis

“Mary, Did You Know” sung by Pentatonix is my new favorite Christmas hymn.  From the perspective of being a mom, the first time I heard the song, it just captured my heart. You can listen to it here

A Favorite Advent Hymn – Pastor Amanda Warner

There are so many Advent hymns that I really love.  The songs of Advent can be as much of a joy as the songs of Christmas.  But since I’ve been asked to choose one, I would have to say that my favorite is Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah [...]

Favorite Christmas Hymn – Rebecca Sol

My favorite Christmas Hymn is “Joy to the World”. I love the pomp and circumstance of this song and the excitement that emanates from it but this song is also filled with many memories as it was always sung at at the conclusion of my high school’s winter choral concert. [...]

Favorite Christmas Hymn – Bryon Sol

My favorite Christmas Hymn is “Mary’s Boy Child” because of the emotions that it brings

Favorite Christmas Hymns – Doris Dimpel

Favorite hymns include: “Hark! A Thrilling New Voice” – ELW 246 “Love Has Come” – ELW 292 “O Holy Night” “On Jordan’s Bank the Baptists” – ELW 249 “Comfort, Comfort Now My People” – ELW 256 “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” – ELW 258 “Prepare the Royal House” – ELW [...]

Wondrously show your steadfast love

Wondrously show your steadfast love, O savior of those who see refuge from their adversaries at your right hand. ~Psalm 17: 7

Hear my cry, O God

Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the end of the earth I call to you, when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I; for you are my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. Let me abide in your [...]

Sing to the Lord a new song

Oh sing to the lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. ~Psalm 98:1

The Lord is not slow about his promise

The Lord is not slow about his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. ~2 Peter 3:9

Everything created by God is good

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, provided it is received with thanksgiving, for it is sanctified by God’s word and by prayer. ~1 Timothy 4:4-5

The Lord is my rock

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold ~Psalm 18: 2

Have faith in God

And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.  Therefore [...]

Overcoming the world

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world.  And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith! ~1 John 4:4

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns [...]

Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for [...]

This is the Spirit of Truth

Jesus does not leave his followers orphaned. Through the Holy Spirit Jesus comes to abide with his disciples of every generation. As Pentecost drwas near, we are reminded the the risen Christ dwells in us as the Spirit of truth. We receive this Spirit in baptism and pray that in [...]