Sermon: Drop the Blanket!

Luke 2:1-20 Christmas Eve December 24, 2015 First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN   On December 9, 1965 something special happened. On that day 50 years ago, CBS first broadcast The Charlie Brown Christmas Special.  I’ve done some reading on the special and it was unique for a lot of reason.  First off, is the soundtrack.... Continue Reading →

Gabriel’s Message

One of my favorite Christmas hymns is one I didn't know until a pop star sang it in the mid-80s.  Gabriel's Message is an old Basque folk carol that is found in several hymnbooks.  I came to know this song when Sting sang it around 1987.  Below is the video made for the song. Merry... Continue Reading →

Where’s Jesus?

This past Saturday was the day that the members of First decorate the place.  The hallways are decked out in wreaths and garlands, Christmas trees are found in the lounge and in the sanctuary.  This year's decorations will be memorable because this is the last Christmas at our current location.  In a few weeks, we... Continue Reading →

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