"Madonna and Child," Sadao Watanabe. Used by permission from the artist.
Image © 1979 by Sadao Watanabe. 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 Day: Nativity of Our Lord (III)
First Sunday of Christmas
The Holy Innocents
John 1:1-14 Commentary
by Melinda Quivik
When I served a two-point rural parish, we held the Christmas Eve service in one church and Christmas Day in the other.
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Isaiah 52:7-10 Commentary
by Kristin J. Wendland
This passage is joyfully noisy.
Psalm 98 Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
Like many psalms of praise, Psalm 98 begins with an imperative “call to praise” followed by a “reason to praise” introduced by the Hebrew word ki, “for.”
Hebrews 1:1-4, [5-12] Commentary
by Erik Heen
Christmas is the Festival of the Incarnation.
A Good Day to be Born
by Karoline Lewis
December 25, 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 ...
SB391 - Nativity of Our Lord (III)
Discussion on texts for Nativity of Our Lord (III) (Dec. 25, 2014): (Gospel) John 1:1-14; (1st Reading) Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; (2nd Reading) Hebrews 1:1-4, [5-12].