“Then she (Mary) gave birth to her firstborn Son, and she wrapped Him snugly in cloth and laid Him in a feeding trough-because there was no room for them at the inn. In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David. This will be the sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped snugly in cloth and lying in a manger.’
“‘I will tend My flock and let them lie down.’ [This is] the declaration of the Lord GOD. ‘I will seek the lost, bring back the strays, bandage the injured, and strengthen the weak, but I will destroy the fat and the strong. I will shepherd them with justice.'” —Ezekiel 34:15-16
“In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man named Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And the angel came to her and said, ‘Rejoice, favored woman! The Lord is with you.’ But she was deeply troubled by this statement, wondering what kind of greeting this could be. Then the angel told her: ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Now listen: You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will call His name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.'” —Luke 1:26-33
“Sing to Yahweh, you His faithful ones, and praise His holy name. For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor, a lifetime. Weeping may spend the night, but there is joy in the morning. When I was secure, I said, ‘I will never be shaken.'” —Psalm 30:4-6
Each week during the Advent season, we’ll feature a devotional reading to help you prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth.
“Wait for the LORD; be strong and courageous. Wait for the LORD” (Psalm 27:14). “Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him.” —Hebrews 11:6
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Have you considered getting dressed in the armor of God as you face each day? Check out what Ephesians 6:10-18 recommends. Priscilla Shirer will lead us in a seven-week study, “The Armor of God,” beginning September 12. The class will meet in Watson Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Monday mornings. The study guide costs $12.99. Please register at your earliest convenience. Call Barbara Busse (636-300-3996) or send an email
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This is Week One for both Sunday afternoon (2:30 p.m.) and Thursday evening (6:30 p.m.) classes meeting in the Myers Conference Room. Please pray for these students who have made a two-year commitment to study God’s Word so that they can teach the congregation two years from now. They will meet two hours a week for 38 weeks over the coming […]
Please join us for Book Club in the Parlor on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m.
March: Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke
April: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
May Girl Waits With Gun by […]