Posts from December 2013

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“Silent Night”

by firstlutheran

“Silent Night” Read: St. Matthew 2:1-2; St. Luke 2:11, 16-18  In their village high in the Austrian Alp Mountains, a Catholic priest and his organist often talked about the hymns their church sang. They agreed that the perfect Christmas hymn had not yet been written. Then, just before Christmas in 1818, the church organ broke […]

“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”

by firstlutheran

“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” Read: St. Luke 1:34-35; St. Luke 2:9-11; Galatians 4:4 Charles Wesley and his brother John Wesley were co-founders of the Methodist Church. Charles wrote more than 6,000 hymns, but “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” is considered by many to be the best. In singing this hymn we join not only […]


by firstlutheran

We are God’s managers Read: St. Matthew 25:14-21 Text – Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.  I Corinthians 4:2 In its context these words of the text are applied to the Gospel ministry. It is, however, in perfect accord with many Bible passages to apply them […]