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The Best He Could Offer | Christmas Day Devotion

The Best He Could Offer Devotion for Christmas Day 2019 | Wednesday, December 25 Join us at Immanuel THIS MORNING for a Christmas Day Worship Service with Holy Communion at 10:00 am. LEARN MORE. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn Son and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7 Mary…
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God With Us | Christmas Eve Devotion

God With Us Devotion for Christmas Eve 2019 | Tuesday, December 24 Join us at Immanuel TONIGHT for a Candlelight Worship Service at 5:00 or 7:00 pm. LEARN MORE. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with Child. Luke 2:4-5 It could not have been an easy…
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What Is Advent?

FAQs About Advent What is Advent? Learn about this four-week season of the church year leading up to the celebrated birth of Jesus at Christmas (Note: Advent 2019 begins on Sunday, December 1.) See Also Daily Devotions For Advent 2019 Come To An Advent Service Q: Why does the church year begin at Advent, what is the history of Advent, and what is the history behind the Advent candles and wreath? A: The word “advent” is from the Latin word for…
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Top Ten Christmas Hymns

From The Desk Of Pastor Mech Christmas celebrations bless us with glorious music. This past season’s choir selections, instrumentalists and children’s programs kept me smiling and gave me warm memories to see me through the coming winter. One of the relatively unchanging elements of Christmas at Immanuel is our Christmas Eve festival of Readings, Carols and Candlelight. Most every year we sing the same beloved hymns, and I am fine with that tradition. Yet several people asked whether some of…
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Startling

Startling Daily Devotion for Christmas | Tuesday, December 25, 2018 | Christmas Day And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. Luke 2:8-9 It was probably a quiet night. Not much excitement unless something startled the sheep. The biggest problem was likely to be…
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According To Plan?

According To Plan? Daily Devotion for Advent | Monday, December 24, 2018 | Christmas Eve And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn Son and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7 How distressed Joseph must have been! He could get no decent place for his wife to lie down, even though…
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What Child Is This?

From the Desk of Pastor Mech Prepare to share glad tidings of comfort and joy, of a Savior who has been born to us, who is Christ, the Lord! Our Advent and Christmas focus will be shaped by a familiar Christmas hymn. The author of the series, Rev. Ralph Tausz, provides the context: The birth of a certain child two thousand years ago in Bethlehem prompted a poet in the nineteenth century to ask a very un common question in…
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Keep Christ in Christmas

From the Desk of Pastor Mech The signs started popping up in 1977, exactly forty years ago, on billboards, church lawns and other places: Keep Christ in Christmas. It was a reaction to the increasing secularization and commercializing of a Christian holiday which seemed to have forgotten Christ, a birthday celebration where they forgot the birthday boy. This message was shored up by equally clever and ubiquitous signs stating Jesus is the reason for the season. I don’t know how…