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Adoration of the Magi (10 Pack!)

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MAGI CARD
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2011-07-12

Adult Christ at Christmas: Essays on the Three Biblical Christmas Stories - Matthew 2 and Luke 2

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In this digest of his longer work, "The Birth of the Messiah, " Father Brown puts the adult Christ back into Christmas, treating the infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke as the entire Gospel story in miniature.

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9780814609972
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1978-10-01
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Advent Card - Angel with harpythang

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602346320172

Advent card - Lyre, lute and timbrel Angels

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602346345205

Advent for Everyone: A Journey with the Apostles: Mark, Year B

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Advent for Everyone: A Journey with the Apostles provides readers with an inspirational guide through the Advent season, from the first Sunday in Advent through the Saturday after the Fourth Sunday in Advent. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation and brief reflection, helping readers understand Advent in the wider context of God's love.

Wright's engaging and accessible writing and imagery help us see Advent both in relation to the Bible's message and in our own lives today. Each week discusses key themes for the season: thanksgiving, patience, humility, and joy. This book is suitable for both individual and group study and reflection.

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9780664263423
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2017-09-29
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Advent Jesse Tree

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LET YOUR TREE TELL THE STORY

Bring Christ back to Christmas by giving your children a devotional experience that adorns your tree with Christian symbols.


* The Advent Jesse Tree
DEVOTIONS

This book offers 25 devotions for each day from December 1st to December 25th, Christmas Day... the day Christians celebrate that God's purpose wass finally revealed in the coming of the savior, Jesus Christ.

Each devotion traces the heritage of Jesus through the stories and prophecies of the Old Testament.

The Advent Jesse Tree enables individuals and families to engage in a more meaningful celebration of the Christmas season.

These daily Advent devotions are written in two versions (one for children and one version for adults) including a scripture, a story & commentary, questions to ask, a prayer, and a song.

* The Advent Jesse Tree
ORNAMENT CRAFTS

Each devotional story is paired with a representative symbol that traces the heritage of Jesus...such as a lamb, a dove, a rainbow, a heart, a star, etc.

Children and their parents can utilize the symbolic line art printed with each daily devotion to craft meaningful ornaments.

These symbols coincide with the prayers, a memory verses, questions for children, and songs found in the devotions for that day.

Finally, on Christmas day, your tree will be filled with reminders of 25 Bible stories that led up to Christ's birth.

Other available Advent resources include:

Love, Peace Hope & Joy Gold Wire Votive Holder
Love, Peace Hope & Joy Black Wire Votive Holder
Children of the World
Nativity Star
Home Candlelight Service Set
Let's Make a Jesse Tree


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9780687009084
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1990-05-01
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Advent Storybook

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Benjamin Bear is so impatient for Christmas to come. To help the time pass more quickly, his mother tells him that every day when he opens a door on his Advent calendar she'll tell him a story--""twenty-four stories all about another little bear and his long, arduous journey to Bethlehem. The little bear, led by a glittering star, meets many others on his travels across hot deserts, snowy mountains, and through dark, lonely nights. His adventures, filled with acts of heroism and kindness and many small miracles, show him the path to the Christ Child. And by journey's end Benjamin Bear--""and all youngsters who share the stories and their simple morals along with him--""will understand and celebrate the true spirit of Christmas.
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9780735819634
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2005-10-01
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Angels & All Children: A Nativity Story in Words, Music, and Art

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A fresh retelling of the Nativity story, this gorgeously illustrated book features a music CD with beautiful, original carols by Broadway composer Randy Courts. Offers ideas families and groups can use to create a new Christmas tradition.
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9780806637129
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2002-08-01

Baby is Coming

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This book is about the coming of Baby Jesus.
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9780687096497
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1901-12-13

Brightest Star

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9780806616018
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1978-12-01

Brother Gabriel and the Secret of Christmas: A Family Read-Aloud Book

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One Sunday just before Christmas, Brother Gabriel showed up in class with an old sheet of brown flannel and some cutout figures.

"When I was a boy" the old man explained, "we had all our lessons on these flannelboards." As he talked, he began to place figures on the flannelboard -- crude shapes, but unmistakable figures from the Christmas story. "Now this particular flannelboard is special, " he said... "Look closely at Mary. Real close..." We stared. And held our breath. The figure of Mary was moving!

And so the adventure begins! Ten breathtaking installments, ten journeys into the Christmas story -- each followed by provocative discussion- starters and a brief prayer.

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9780806638874
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1999-09-07
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Celebrating Abundance: Devotions for Advent

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To "prepare for Christmas" in our society is to be sucked into a vortex of indulgence, from decor to gifts to calorie-rich foods. Layer upon layer of tinsel, lights, and wrapping paper create the illusion of abundance, disguising the feeling of emptiness in our souls. The arrival of the Messiah, by contrast, is true abundance disguised by the impression of scarcity. Training our eyes to see through the rough stable, the adolescent mother, and the anxious escape to Egypt, we can see in that poverty and powerlessness the wonder of God's abundant life and grace coming down to dwell among us.


This powerful devotional by best-selling author Walter Brueggemann includes daily reflections on the Scriptures and stories of Advent in order to invite us to see beyond the world's faux extravagance and realize the true feast laid out before us. Twelve prayers are also included for the twelve days of Christmas.

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9780664262273
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2017-09-14

Child is Born: Meditations for Advent and Christmas

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This is a book of inspiring prayers and meditations for the Advent and Christmas season. Daily prayers for morning and evening devotion are followed by a space in which the reader in encouraged to write his or her own prayers, meditations, reflections, and insights.

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9780664223403
Publication Date: 
1988-12-19

CHILD IS BORN: THE STORY OF THE FIRST CHRISTMAS

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This beautifully illustrated Christmas story book stays true to the biblical story as children hear of Mary's annunciation, the journey to Bethlehem, the birth of baby Jesus, the visit of the shepherds, and the gifts of the Magi.
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9780687491681
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2008-07-01
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CHILD OF THE LIGHT: WALKING THROUGH ADVENT & CHRISTMAS

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If the Christmas season has become more of a chaotic consumer ritual rather than a nurturing spiritual one,
you need this Advent Survival Guide! As you read the books brief readings inspired by the seasons carols and hymns, your spirit will be lifted, and your thoughts will be redirected to the purpose of the season: preparing for the coming of Christ. A small-group guide is also included.
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9780835898164
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2005-08-01
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Christmas Calligraphy Card

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CALLIGRAPY CARD
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2011-07-12

CHRISTMAS CLASSIC

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An Annual of Christmas Literature and Art, the Christmas annual of the former Augsburg Publishing House, brought together the sacred Christmas story and the customs and traditions of the season. For thousands, Christmas had been a cherished tradition, expressing the joyous Yuletide message through articles, stories, poems, music, and art -- both classical and contemporary.In the years since that first edition, Christmas won numerous awards and captured the admiration of readers around the world. Notables such as Norman Rockwell, Winston Churchill, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and European royalty wrote to express their appreciation.In this volume, all the best passages -- from more than sixty years -- are gathered. This special edition is sure to become a collector's item.Inside this collection you'll find articles by Alvin N. Rogness and Jon Hassler, a heartwarming poem by Melva Rorem, an astronomer's view of the Star of Bethlehem, a feature on The Boys Choir of Harlem -- a New York City institution now capturing worldwide attention -- and much more. Full-color artwork accompanies each story.
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9780806689913
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1999-10-30

Christmas Countdown: Creating 25 Days of New Advent Traditions for Families

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In a world and time that easily robs believers of this profound joy of renewal at every turn, "Countdown to Christmas" provides devotional times with Scripture readings, and music and food with other fun activities to help families prepare their hearts and homes for Christ's coming.
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9781557256980
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2010-10-01
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Christmas Eve Celebration: A Dialogue

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Description: This book is about the meanings of Christmas. It makes for a fine Christmas present--written in popular, poetic style--and is a literary classic. This little dialogue shared by women, men and children on Christmas Eve is the jewel in the crown of Schleiermacher's theological writings. It features celebrations among close friends in a traditionally decorated home--stories told by four women, doctrinal interpretations offered by four men. All these events are shared in dialogue, accompanied by singing, activities, and expressions of two young children, and exchange of homemade gifts. Beautifully written and full of evocative images, it is in effect a drama, lending itself to being read aloud. For the first time the two original German editions (1806 and 1826) can be handily compared, though without interrupting smooth reading of the final edition from start to finish. It will serve as a brief piece for reflection by students from high school through graduate school. Endorsements: ""In this updated translation, we see Schleiermacher's relational sensibility in vivid color, the characters breathing with joy and life as they each contribute to what amounts to a discourse on Christian love. Tice's expertise as a translator makes the reading smooth and accessible, and his introduction and critical notes provide helpful references and commentary for readers looking for further depth. This edition is surely to become the standard, placing us in debt to Tice once again."" --Thomas E. Reynolds Emmanuel College, University of Toronto ""Schleiermacher's Christmas Eve is perhaps the best text to use in introducing the great theologian's thought to students at every level. In it, most of the major themes distinctive to him are presented in an accessible and engaging way. Terrence Tice's able translation is quite readable, the introduction and notes extremely helpful. To have this gem in print and readably available is itself a cause for celebration."" --Ted Vial Iliff School of Theology ""Schleiermacher's Christmas Eve Celebration is a lovely contribution to the literature of Christmas and of Christian joy. Terrence N. Tice's modern rendering of the text makes it available again to contemporary readers, with excellent critical commentary and an insightful introduction that sets the work in the context of Schleiermacher's life and thought. Tice's wonderful addition to Schleiermacher's works in English promises to capture a wide readership for this theologically rich and deeply moving Christmas meditation."" --Christine Helmer Northwestern University About the Contributor(s): Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834) is widely reputed to be the father of modern theology. This means that the results of his intensive historical-critical examinations of Christian Scripture and tradition either have positively influenced or have had to be contended with by a very wide range of thinkers Schleiermacher served as a pastor during his entire adult life. He was cofounder of the University of Berlin, established its famous theology department, and taught both theology and philosophy there. Terrence N. Tice, the translator, is a world-renowned interpreter of Schleiermacher's life and works. He is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Michigan and now teaches at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. He has already translated numerous works by Schleiermacher. His newly revised editions of several other major works by Schleiermacher are to appear shortly, including a first-time presentation of all three editions (1799, 1806, 1921) of On Religion (Cascade Books).
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9781606089613
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2010-07-08
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Christmas Star

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Follow the shining star as it guides shepherds, kings, and all the animals of the forest to the stable where the Holy child lies. Now available in a sturdy board book edition, this glittering Nativity, by the author of ""The Rainbow Fish,"" is a perfect Christmas gift for the entire family to share.
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9780735819733
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2004-10-01
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Christmas Vo. 66

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This beautiful classic has delighted readers since 1931. This year's edition highlights the Christmas creche, or nativity set, featuring a build-it-yourself creche project that the whole family can participate in. The worship activity with Bible readings and carols is structured around the assembling of a nativity set. Also includes stories and four-color photos in a large format edition.
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9780806689883
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1996-05-06

Christmas: The Annual of Christmas Literature and Art, Vol. 62

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Book by Augsburg Publishing
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9780806689807
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1992-05-01

Glory to God: Hymns and Songs for Advent and Christmas

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Enjoy the music of the season with Glory to God--Hymns and Songs for Advent and Christmas! Ideal for carolers, choir directors, and congregations that have visitors in the sanctuary during Advent and Christmas, this seasonal resource features 75 hymns and songs from the Advent and Birth sections of the Glory to God hymnal.


Featured hymns and songs include:

- Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

- Creator of the Stars of Night

- Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah

- The People Who Walked in Darkness

- Comfort, Comfort Now My People

- O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

- People, Look East

- Angels We Have Heard on High

- Away in a Manger

- The Snow Lay on the Ground

- While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

- It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

- Still, Still, Still

- Good Christian Friends, Rejoice

- O Come, All Ye Faithful

- Joy to the World

- In the Bleak Midwinter

- What Child Is This

- And more!

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9780664263980
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2017-09-22

Gods Gift: Sermons for Advent Christmas and Epiphany : Cycle C Gospel Texts

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In these 16 sermons from the New Testament Scriptures of Luke and John, James T. Garrett provides a glimpse of how the kingdom will be built This book of sermons follows Common, Lutheran and Roman Catholic lectionaries.
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9781556733123
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1991-07-01

Great Mystery: Music for the Birth of a Savior

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Are you looking for music to calm your nerves or get you into the spirit for Advent and Christmas? If so, this is the CD for you! Directed by David Jernigan, the internationally recognized choirs of St. Thomas's Episcopal Church, New Haven, sing contemplative pieces by Howells, Victoria, Hovland, Stravinsky and Fishell. In addition, our Schola Antiqua, a fully professional ensemble dedicated to the stylistic performance of early music, sings the North American premier recording of Palestrina's "Missa Ave Regina Coelorum." Usher in this Advent and Christmas with music that will still your nerves and lift your thoughts and prayers to the throne of God's grace.
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884501244978
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2015-09-01
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