Devotion, my word for 2021

Devotion, my word for 2021

The Sunday, December 27th Gospel reading was Luke 2:22-40, the story of Joseph and Mary taking baby Jesus to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, according to the law. Keith and I watched the service from home, erring on the side of caution. Our noses were a...
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Here’s the link to last week’s Christmas Eve service—which I wrote about here—recorded on Monday evening, December 7th at Bethany Lutheran Church and livestreamed at noon on Christmas Eve:  A poignant moment, when Pastor’s son Sam places the Christ candle on the altar...
The Certainty of Christmas

The Certainty of Christmas

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the...