O Come, let us adore +Him…

Christmas at Good Shepherd5

Whether you come every Sunday or haven’t come in a while or even ever, this Christmas you are invited to come hear, sing, and rejoice with us!

  • the 3rd Sunday of Advent, December 17th, at 10:30am for a special Advent Divine Service followed by a community Christmas Tree decorating party (with food!)
  • the 4th Sunday of Advent, December 24th, at 10:30am for a special Advent Divine Service
  • Christmas Eve, December 24th, at 7pm for a Festive Candlelight Vespers Service
  • Christmas Day, December 25th, at 11am for a Divine Service of Christmas Carols
  • The Sunday of Christmas, December 31st, for more on the Good News of Christmas at 10:30am — as every Sunday too!

(Here’s how to find us.)

As God’s angels said to the shepherds that first Christmas night, so we share this Good News with you also:  “Unto YOU is born a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord!” (Luke 2:1-20)

A blessed Christmas to you all,

Pastor David Milette

What Child Is This?
By: William C. Dix; 1st Published in: 1642

What child is this, who, laid to rest
On Mary’s lap, is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping?
This, this is Christ the king,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing;
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The babe, the son of Mary!

Why lies He in such mean* estate
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christian, fear**; for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.
Nails, spear shall pierce Him through,
The cross be borne for me, for you;
Hail, hail the Word made flesh, (John 1:14)
The babe, the son of Mary!

So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh;
Come, peasant, king, to own*** Him.
The King of kings salvation brings;
Let loving hearts enthrone Him.
Raise, raise the song on high,
The virgin sings her lullaby;
Joy, joy, for Christ is born,
The babe, the son of Mary!

* In old English, “mean” means “poor” or “humble”

** In Bible language, “to fear” means “to recognize with awe” and is often used as a synonym of “to believe”!

*** In old English, “to own” not only meant what we mean by the word, but also to recognize that “He is YOUR king.”

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