Posts Tagged: christmas


Christmas Pageant Shepherds The Amazing No Rehearse Open Cast All Church Christmas Pageant An Idea For Your Congregation? by Ken Rummer “Nobody wants to direct the Christmas pageant this year. And Saturday rehearsal times are already claimed by kids’ sports and family activities. What are we going to do?” Back in my pastoring days, the Christian Ed Committee… Read more »

Advent Devotional: Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25

  Christmas Day Do not be afraid; for see — I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people … — Luke 2:10 … according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever. — Luke 1:55 As children, setting up the Nativity scene was… Read more »

Advent Devotional: Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24

  A broken circle But Moses’ hands grew weary. … Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; so his hands were steady until the sun set. — Exodus 17:12 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy … — Luke 1:54… Read more »

just-leros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

A season of light A litany for the lighting of the Advent wreath by Magdalena I. García ‘You are the light of the world.’ – Matthew 5:14-16 Read the full passage here ADVENT 1 Into the darkness of our apathy, come, Lord Jesus, and bring the light of your care. Into the darkness of our… Read more »

Barn Boots and Blessings

The Great Epiphany Challenge Joining the Magi in seeing Christ among us by Donna Frischknecht Jackson    It’s January 5, and I know I should take my Christmas tree down. The needles are falling at an alarming rate and each morning as I sip my coffee in the kitchen I can hear the clunk of… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Spokespersons for God’s promises A Revised Common Lectionary resource for December 31 by Magdalena I. García ‘For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.’ – Luke 2:30 Read the full lectionary passage… Read more »

Christmas Day/Días de Navidad: Monday, Dec. 25/Lunes, 25 de dic.

Nativity of the Lord Join connections, celebrate life Psalm 96:12 Let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy. I have a collection of Christmas greeting cards depicting different aspects of the nativity story: manger scenes, angels, shepherds and the Magi. I have used them… Read more »

Barn Boots and Blessings

A different kind of Christmas card   Who is waiting to hear from you?    by Donna Frischknecht Jackson   On my desk sits an index card with the initial “R” written on it in blue marker. I have thrown this index card into the garbage at least three times so far and, so far,… Read more »

Barn Boots and Blessings

The Christmas prayer tree A rural church reaches out in an unexpected way by Donna Frischknecht Jackson   Silence fell upon the room. A woman at my table waved to the waitress to order another glass of wine. A good diversion on her part, I thought. Others around me glanced down at the meeting agenda,… Read more »