Posts with the tag “advent”
Tuesday, December 3
by Paul Lang on December 3rd, 2019
Lift up your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates[Georg Weissel 1642 trans. Catherine Winkworth, 1855]Redeemer, come! I open widemy heart to thee; here, Lord abide.Let me thy inner presence feel;thy grace and love in me reveal.The liturgical emphasis of Advent focusses on an ancient Aramaic expression which is used only once in the Greek New Testament, by the apostle Paul. As he concludes his first letter to t...
Monday, December 2
by Paul Lang on December 2nd, 2019
Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates by Georg Weissel 1642 trans. Catherine Winkworth, 1855.Fling wide the portals of your heart;make it a temple set apartfrom earthly use for heaven’s employ,adorned with prayer and love and joy.1Cor. 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you were bought with...
Sunday Dec. 1
by Paul Lang on December 1st, 2019
Sunday, December 1, 2019. Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates by Georg Weissel 1642 trans. Catherine Winkworth, 1855.Lift up your heads, ye might gates;behold the King of glory waits;the King of kings is drawing near;the Savior of the world is here.When I was in seminary I used to go to lunch with a friend. Being young men we sometimes engaged in a bit of competitive eating — either by choosing ...
Advent & Christmas Devotions
by Paul Lang on November 22nd, 2019
Advent & Christmas Devotions 2019-2020 The daily devotions this year are written by pastor Paul. He will use stanzas from the poetry used in hymns, carols, and other sacred music common to the liturgical seasons of Advent and Christmas as the starting place. These will sometimes also be paired with scripture. Many will be familiar to you and some will likely be new. The devotions will be ...
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