Mary’s Christmas Carol

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,  Luke 1:46-47 From the very beginning Christmas seems to be intertwined with music and song. In the Biblical story leading up to the birth of Jesus everyone seems to be singing. Elizabeth sings, angels sing, and even Mary herself has a song. How…

Mary I Have News – A New Christmas song

In our preparation for this year’s Christmas program we wanted to begin the presentation where God began it: in Nazareth. The surprising announcement to Mary by the angel Gabriel that she was to miraculously bear God’s own Son was the opening scene of all God was to give the world in Bethlehem. But much to…

Songs of Christmas

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation            Luke 1:46-50 Christmas is about the…

Good News!

On the day that Mary heard from the angel Gabriel she became the first to hear the Good News of the coming of Jesus. While this part of the  Christmas story is well known I was unable to find a single carol commemorating the event for our Christmas program. In a quiet moment (and with…