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A Message from our Pastor

"Bible History – Not Just for Children!"

The Bible is full of many wonderful accounts. When children are young, we teach them these true stories and so build up a firm and biblical foundation for their faith, praying that they will continue in that faith, continually building upon it as they mature. Bible History is a great way to do this because it provides a narrative, a story line. Children are able to comprehend concrete ideas much easier than abstract ideas. So we teach the Christian faith through these accounts.

But don’t let this fool you into thinking that Bible History is only for children. It is the narrative of an adult’s faith, too. Jesus used Bible History throughout His earthly ministry to teach the Jews about the Messiah, about Himself. As He said, “these are they which testify of Me.” You may remember some of the key events and people of your Sunday School lessons, but do you remember how Christ was pictured there? Or perhaps you have never studied Bible History, or are generally unfamiliar with its contents. If you would like to learn, we would like to teach.

Beginning January 8th, every Thursday evening at 5:20, we will be holding a Basic Bible History course for teens and adults. We will read some of the key accounts in Scripture beginning with creation, understand the accounts in the context of world history, but most importantly, we will see how this is our salvation history, the story of our Savior, our story.

If you would not have time to go home and eat or would just like to eat with others, beginning at 5:00, you are welcome to have a bite to eat before the class. This meal will be rather informal. If you come later than 5:20 or aren’t finished eating your supper, you can eat during class. We will provide a soup and the rest will be pot luck.

Also, if you care to stay for a short evening devotion, at 6:35 following the Basic Bible History class, we will have a 30 minute service.

Then at 7:15, we will continue to conduct our regular Bible Study going through the Bible chapter by chapter, verse by verse. We are currently in Leviticus, soon to be starting the book of Numbers.

You are welcome to come to one or two, or stay for all three.

God bless,

Pastor Gullixson

 


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"Christmas Eve Hymn Sing"

Music has been a part of Christmas from time immemorial. It is a big part of societies “getting into the Christmas cheer.” But in the Church, music has an even higher purpose, to teach the faith. Many of our traditional Christmas hymns are great examples of clear gospel proclamation in appropriate and reverent musical settings. On Christmas Eve (Dec. 24th) this year at 6:35 PM, as we have done for the past 4 years, we will come together to sing and proclaim our Savior’s birth. Our organist will be prepared to play the hymns from the list below so that she can accompany the group with whatever hymns are selected by the group that evening. We will also have a short devotion based on St. Luke’s account of Jesus’ birth in his 2nd chapter. Please invite your family, friends, and neighbors. All are welcome to join us in singing our Savior’s praises.

A Boy Is Born in Bethlehem
A Great and Mighty Wonder
All My Heart Sings and Rejoices
All My Heart Sings and Rejoices
Angels from the Realms of Glory
Angels We Have Heard on High
Arise, My Soul, Sing Joyfully
As Each Happy Christmas
As with Gladness Men of Old
Away in a Manger
Beautiful Savior
Behold, a Branch Is Growing
Bright and Glorious is the Sky
Come Hither, Ye Children
Come Thou Precious Ransom Come
Come, Your Hearts and Voices Raising
Comfort, Comfort Ye My People
Creator of the Starry Height
From Heaven Above to Earth I Come
Go, Tell It on the Mountain
God Christian Men Rejoice
God Loves Me Dearly
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
Hark the Glad Sound! The Savior Comes
Hark, a Thrilling Voice Is Sounding!
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
How Glad I am Each Christmas Eve
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
I Am So Glad When Christmas Comes
I Pray Thee, Dear Lord Jesus
I Sing the Birth
I Stand Beside Thy Manger Here
In a Little Stable
In a Lowly Manger
In Thee Is Gladness
In Thee is Gladness
In This Our Happy Christmastide
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Jesus Came, The Heavens Adoring
Jesus! Name of Wondrous Love
Joy to the World
Let Us All with Gladsome Voice
Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates
Little Children, Can You Tell
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
Now are the Days Fulfilled
Now Hail the Day So Rich in Cheer
Now Sing We, Now Rejoice
O Bride of Christ, Rejoice
O Come Little Children, O Com One and All
O Come, All Ye Faithful
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
O How Shall I Receive Thee
O Jesus Christ, All Praise to Thee
O Jordan’s Bank the Herald’s Cry
O Little Town of Bethlehem
O Savior, Rend the Heavens Wide
Oh, How Joyfully, Oh, How Merrily
Once He Came in Blessing
Once in Royal David’s City
Our Dear baby Jesus
Praise God the Lord, Ye Sons of Men
Rejoice, Rejoice This Happy Morn
Rejoice, Rejoice Ye Christians
Rejoice, Rejoice, Ye Christians
Rise, Children of the Kingdom
Savior of the Nations, Come
Silent Night
The Advent of Our King
The Bridegroom Soon Will Call Us
The First Noel
The Happy Christmas
The King Shall Come
The New Church Year Again Is Come
The People That in Darkness Sat
This Happy Christmas Comes Once More
Thy Little Ones, Dear Lord, Are We
To Shepherds As They Watched by Night
Wake! The Welcome Day Appeareth
We Believe in One True God
We Christians May Rejoice Tody
We Hail Thee with Rejoicing
We Sing, Immanuel, Thy Praise
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
What Child Is This?
When All the World Was Cursed
When Christmas Morn Is Dawning
When Sinners See Their Lost Condition
While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night

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