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December 21st, 2018 Advent Devotion

Sing We Now of Christmas Sing we now of Christmas, Noel, sing we here!Hear our grateful praises to the Babe so dear.Sing we Noel, the King is born, Noel!Sing we now of Christmas, sing we now Noel! One of my favorite days of the year is November first. The day after...

December 20th, 2018 Advent Devotion

Away in a Manger Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head;The stars in the sky looked down where he lay,The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay. One of my earliest Christmas memories was singing Away in a Manger. I can’t...

December 19th, 2018 Advent Devotion

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Hark! The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King:Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!”Joyful, all ye nations, rise, join the triumph of the skies;With th’angelic host proclaim, “Christ is born in...

December 18th, 2018 Advent Devotion

The First Noel The First Noel, the Angels did sayWas to certain poor shepherds in fields as they layIn fields where they lay keeping their sheepOn a cold winter’s night that was so deep. N-O-E-L. I remember four differently-patterned red and green fabric letters...

FBC 2019 Budget Proposal Narrative

The proposed budget has been approved by the Finance Committee and the Diaconate. The budget will be presented at the church conference on Sunday December 9th for approval by the congregation. Any changes to the current proposal will be communicated to the...

December 17th, 2018 Advent Devotion

Angels from the Realms of Glory Angels, from the realms of glory, wing your flight o’er all the earth;Ye who sang creation’s story, now proclaim Messiah birth;Come and worship, come and worship, worship Christ, the newborn King. Though an infant now we view him, he...

December 16th, 2018 Advent Devotion

Once In Royal David's City Once in royal David’s city stood a lowly cattle shed, Where a mother laid her baby in a manger for his bed: Mary was that mother mild, Jesus Christ her little child. This carol is known around the world through the BBC’s Christmas Eve...

December 15th, 2018 Advent Devotion

What Child is This? What Child is this, who, laid to rest, on Mary’s lap is sleeping,Whom angels greet with anthems sweet, while shepherds watch are keeping?This, this is Christ the King, whom shepherds guard and angels sing;Haste, haste to bring him laud, the babe,...

December 14th, 2018 Advent Devotion

Gentle Mary Laid Her Child Gentle Mary laid her child lowly in a manger;He is still the undefiled, but no more a stranger:Son of god, of humble birth, beautiful the story;Praise his name in all the earth, hail the King of Glory! My memory of Christmas morning 30 years...

December 13th, 2018 Advent Devotion

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear It came upon the midnight clear, that glorious song of old,From angels bending near the earth to touch their harps of gold:“Peace on the earth, goodwill to men, from heaven’s all gracious King”:The world in solemn stillness lay to hear...

December 12th, 2018 Advent Devotion

Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming Lo! How a rose e’er blooming from tender stem hath sprung,Of Jesse’s lineage coming as saints of old have sung.It came, a floweret bright, amid the cold of winter,When half spent was the night. As the daughter of an elementary school music...

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