"Ethiopian Coptic Service," Meseret Seyoum. Used by permission from the artist.
Image © by Meseret Seyoum. Artwork held in the Luther Seminary Fine Arts Collection, St. Paul, Minn.
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Get ready for Narrative Lectionary Year 4 (Gospel of John). Walk through major themes for fall and spring and gain practical planning resources.
Christmas Eve: Nativity of Our Lord
Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (III)
First Sunday of Christmas
Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] Commentary
by Stephen Hultgren
Luke’s account of Jesus’ birth is beautiful in its humane simplicity.
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Isaiah 9:2-7 Commentary
by Michael J. Chan
Children, especially new children, are often a cause for joy.
Psalm 96 Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
The Lord is king!
Titus 2:11-14 Commentary
by Lucy Lind Hogan
The opening of this portion of Paul’s brief letter to his assistant Titus might be described as the Christmas message in one sentence, or perhaps the Christmas Tweet, “the Grace of God has appeared, ...
A Good Day to be Born
by Karoline Lewis
December 24, 2014
My birthday is December 24. For a long time, longer than I care to admit, I thought my birthday was actually on Christmas because my family always celebrated Christmas on Christmas ...
SB390 - Nativity of Our Lord (I)
Discussion on texts for Nativity of Our Lord (I) (Dec. 24, 2014): (Gospel) Luke 2:1-14 [15-20]; (1st Reading) Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; (2nd Reading) Titus 2:11-14.