Category Archives: Advent and Christmas

The Chosen One

Isaiah 42:1-9 “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or cry out, or raise … Continue reading

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The four dreams of Joseph

…an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.  She … Continue reading

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A prayer to begin a New Year

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.~ Psalm 90:12 I remember my grandpa telling me, “The older you get, the faster the years pass by.” As a ten-year-old this was just one of … Continue reading

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Reconciled

God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We … Continue reading

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Christmas at Living Hope

…when the time had fully come, God sent his Son…  Galatians 4:4a Celebrate the birth of God’s only Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ! Dec. 24th: Christmas Eve Worship Service at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 25th: Christmas Day Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.

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Fourth Sunday in Advent

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas—A Promise Kept

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God—the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was … Continue reading

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Children’s Christmas Program ~ Dec. 18th at 6:30 p.m.

Living Hope’s & OPL’s Children’s Christmas Program Wednesday, Dec. 18th at 6:30 pm Please join us for a festive, heart-warming evening!  Jesus is the reason for the season! Christmas and New Year’s schedule at Living Hope: Dec. 24th: Christmas Eve Service, 6:30 … Continue reading

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Third Sunday in Advent

There were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel … Continue reading

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Real comfort

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all … Continue reading

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Christmas concerts online

Watch Bethany Lutheran Colleges’s past Christmas concerts here > Watch Martin Luther College’s 2017 Christmas concert here >

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Second Sunday in Advent

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town … Continue reading

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Jesus is our peace

He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach the ends of the earth. … Continue reading

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Advent Wreath?

.Have you ever wondered about those special candles that appear  during the Christmas season?  Why are they there?  What do they represent?  Click below to learn about the meaning of the Advent Wreath. The Meaning of the Advent Wreath  . … Continue reading

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Advent: The first and second coming of Jesus

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