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Parish Reflections

Reflections on A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Article posted: 22 Dec 2012

By Ruth Krause

Reflections on A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

The Season of Advent focuses on the impending arrival of The Messiah and the anticipation surrounding this awesome event. By acknowledging and preparing for this forthcoming miracle, the meaning of Chritsmas is enhanced and is the culmination of this longed-for time.The staging of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols three weeks beforehand significantly embellishes this special period in the Church’s calendar. What, then, is it all about and what’s in it for the congregation and non- regular attendees?

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What Was in Jeremy's Egg?

Article posted: 31 Mar 2012

By Ida Mae Kempel, Copyright © 1988, 2011, Ida Mae Kempel and Focus on the Family, Copyright © 2011, Christian Resource Institute, All Rights Reserved.

The Lesson of Easter from an Unlikely Child

Jeremy was born with a twisted body and slow mind. At the age of 12 he was still in second grade, seemingly unable to learn. His teacher, Doris Miller, often became exasperated with him. He would squirm in his seat, drool and make grunting noises.

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