Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist Third Day of Christmas December 27 The Lord be with you Today is the Feast Day of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist. St. John was a son of Zebedee and brother of James the elder (whose festival day is July 25). John was
The Lord be with you It has been my practice for quite a few years to tell an original story at my Christmas Eve worship services, instead of delivering a conventional sermon. This is the 2017 story, about Gus, a retired Marine and Joe, a Marine reservist.
Today is both Christmas Eve and Advent 4. The morning message was for Advent 4 and the evening message was for Christmas Eve. This is the morning message, named “David’s House.” It considers how Nathan’s words to David about God building him a house is fulfilled in Jesus.
The Nativity of Our Lord—Christmas Eve December 24 The Lord be with you The exact date of the birth of Jesus is not known, and during, the earliest centuries of the Church, it seemed to have little significance. This followed the Early Church’s tradition of honoring and celebrating a Christian’s
They made known the saying which had been told them concerning this child. Luke 2:17 The faith of the shepherds produced action. St. Paul says, “The kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power”. 1 Corinthians 4:20. So also here. The shepherds do not only say, “Let
Feast Day of St. Thomas, Apostle December 21 The Lord be with you Today is set aside on liturgical calendars for the recognition of St. Thomas. All four Gospels mention him as one of the twelve disciples of Jesus. John’s Gospel, which names him “the Twin,” uses Thomas’s questions to
The Lord be with you The homily “Noble Humility” wraps-up our Advent services that asked how the particular saints who were commemorated this year on each of our Wednesdays remind us of Jesus, specifically about Christmas. This week’s message considered Katharina von Bora Luther, Martin’s wife. Blessings in Christ
Commemoration of Katharina von Bora Luther December 20 Today, we remember and give thanks to God for the beloved wife of Martin Luther, Katharina von Bora Luther. Katharina von Bora (born in 1499) was placed as a five-year-old child into the keeping of the Benedictines for education. When she was
Commemoration of Adam and Eve December 19 Today, we remember and give thanks to God for the parents of the human race, Adam and Eve. The Lord God created humanity as the crown of His creation, His final work on the sixth day. He made us male and female, and