Month: December 2015

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Luke 1:46–56 — The Song of Mary

46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47  and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48  for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; 49  for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. 50  And his mercy is...

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Luke 3:23–38 — Jesus, Son of God

23 Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli, 24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, 25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos,...

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Luke 2:1–21 — Christ the Lord

1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth,...

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Order of Worship, December 20, 2015

Morning Hymns Glory to God / Ere Zij God (listen) 208 O Come, All Ye Faithful / Adeste Fideles (listen) 203 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Mendelssohn (listen) 214 Angels We Have Heard on High / Gloria (listen) Evening Hymns 181 We Come, O Christ, to You / Darwall (listen) 58 O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright / Winchester New (listen) 196...

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Matthew 2:1–12 — Come to the King

1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3 When...

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Matthew 1:18–25 — God with Us

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce...

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Men’s Retreat, February 19–20, 2016

The Presbytery of the Midwest is sponsoring another men’s retreat February 19–20, 2016 at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wisconsin. Rev. Jim Hoekstra will be speaking on the fear of the Lord. Download the brochure

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Hymns for December 13, 2015

Morning Hymns #198 Life Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates! (listen) #221 Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (listen) #219 All Praise to Thee, Eternal Lord (listen) #200 It Came upon the Midnight Clear (listen)   Evening Hymns #235 All Glory, Laud, and Honor (listen) #228 Saw You Never, in the Twilight (listen) #201 O Little Town of Bethlehem (listen) #226 As...

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Matthew 1:1–17 — Son of David, King of Kings

1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of...