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Weekly Prayer – January 12, 2022

Weekly Prayers for the Church Street Family Week of January 12, 2022 Rev. Jan Buxton Wade Welcoming One, we can imagine you now in our mind’s eye, with your arms outstretched, bidding us draw close.  You must know quite well how  overwhelmed and vulnerable we feel.  The pandemic continues to unfold around the globe and […]

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Weekly Prayer – January 5, 2022

Weekly Prayers for the Church Street Family Week of January 5, 2022 Rev. Jan Buxton Wade Holy God, with the bells of New Year’s Eve still ringing in our ears, we come to you in all humility; for how can we celebrate the turning of the calendar without praising you for the divine grace that […]

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Weekly Prayer – December 29, 2021

Weekly Prayers for the Church Street Family Week of December 29, 2021 Rev. Jan Buxton Wade Holy Lord, we come to you at the midpoint of this week, still in awe of the beauty and sacredness of Christmas Eve.  What joy to raise our voices in prayer and praise of your coming among us in […]

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The Star Was Bright

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Saturday, December 25, Evening By Sarah Elliott The Star Was Bright Read Matthew 2:10 “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.” Growing up, my mother taught me to appreciate the stars. Some of my favorite constellations are the big dipper, the little dipper, and […]

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Don’t Be Afraid!

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Saturday, December 25, Morning By Dena Wise Don’t Be Afraid Read Luke 2:8-12 (God’s Word Translation) “Shepherds were in the fields near Bethlehem. They were taking turns watching their flock during the night. An angel from the Lord suddenly appeared to them. The glory of the Lord filled […]

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Behold the Lamb of God

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Friday, December 24 By Barry Christmas, Congregational Care Committee Behold the Lamb of God Read Luke: 2:6-20; Micah 4:8 (NIV) Where exactly in Bethlehem was the Christ child born, wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger? There was no room in the inn, and it is […]

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Musical Traditions of Christmas

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Thursday, December 23 By Nancy Christmas Musical Traditions of Christmas Read Psalm 150:1,3-4 “Praise the Lord! Praise Him with the trumpet and with lute and harp. Praise Him with the tambourines and processional. Praise Him with stringed instruments and horns. Hallelujah!” One of the highlights of Christmas growing […]

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Weekly Prayer – December 22, 2021

Weekly Prayers for the Church Street Family Week of December 22, 2021 Rev. Jan Buxton Wade Let all mortal flesh keep silence, and with fear and trembling stand; ponder nothing earthly-minded, for with blessing in his hand Christ our God, to earth descending, comes our homage to demand. (from Liturgy of St. James) O God […]

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The Virgin Mary, First Disciple

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Wednesday, December 22 By Jane Gulley The Virgin Mary, First Disciple Read Luke 1:26-2:56 Many of us spend a lot of time on screens, especially since the onset of the pandemic. In the internet’s “attention economy” we are exposed to thousands of advertisements. We interact online with caution, […]

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Old Stories, New Eyes

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Tuesday, December 21 By Laura Still Old Stories, New Eyes Read Luke 2:8-20, 40 Sometimes there are stories in the Bible that are almost too familiar. When we hear these verses read, we know them so well it’s hard not to think, “Oh, yeah, I know how this […]