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Art

First Light

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Yonder Breaks A New and Glorious Morn O holy night, the stars are brightly shiningIt is the night of our dear Savior's birthLong lay the world, in sin and error pining'Til He appeared and the soul felt its worthA thrill of hope, the weary world rejoicesFor yonder breaks a new and glorious...

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Tags: advent art 2017

Come All Ye Faithful

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

O Come Let Us Adore Him, Christ the Lord O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphantO come ye, O come ye to BethlehemCome, and behold Him, born the King of angels! Sing, choirs of angels; sing in exultationSing, all ye citizens of heav'n aboveGlory to God, all glory in the highest! Yea...

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Seeking the Light

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Son of God, Love's Pure Light Silent night, holy nightSon of God, love’s pure lightRadiant beams from thy holy faceWith the dawn of redeeming graceJesus, Lord at thy birthJesus, Lord at thy birth "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should...

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The Light Persists

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

The Darkness Has Not Overcome It "Intentionally or otherwise, we often allow things in our life to block out Jesus' light. The change can be subtle, so we hardly notice the gradual darkening. But, just as during an eclipse, the light of the sun—or Son—is so bright it cannot be...

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See the Star and Rejoice

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

They Rejoiced Exceedingly With Great Joy "Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, 'Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him...

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God First Mobile

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Posted by Lindy Keffer on

guest post by Marlene Kort Pastor Tim McConnell opened the First Things First sermon series with a story about a mobile his daughter made in elementary school. Held by the wrong piece, the project was a jumbled mess. But when he got the right piece at the top, all of the other pieces fell into...

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Art in the Church

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Posted by Lindy Keffer on

 This Sunday, August 6, the Art: Food for the Soul exhibit will open in the narthex, with a meet-and-greet reception with the artists (9 a.m. to noon).   Guest post by Marlene Kort (Painting in header also by Marlene Kort.)  Our Creative Calling The book of Genesis opens with...

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Tags: art, food for the soul, summer 2017 art exhibit

Fine Arts Workshop 2017

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Middle school and high school students have been letting their God-given creativity flow all week during our Fine Arts Workshop.  Students had a chance to work with Marlene Kort and other community artists in a variety of media to create both 2D and 3D works.  Our annual Fine Arts...

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The Art of Forgiveness, No. 9

Posted by Matt Fox on

"Shelter From The Storm," Jon McDonald, Calvin College. Gift of Larry and Mary Gerbens. Since the beginning of March, First Pres has hosted a special Lenten art exhibition, "The Father & His Two Sons: The Art of Forgiveness." The collection, on loan from Calvin College, features artists...

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Tags: art, easter, lent, prodigal, worship

The Art of Forgiveness, No. 8

Posted by Matt Fox on

"Return of the Prodigal Son," Karl Kwekel, Calvin College. Gift of Larry and Mary Gerbens. We are rapidly approaching the end of our Lenten season, and in turn the end of our exhibition, "The Father & His Two Sons: The Art of Forgiveness." If you haven't had a chance to see this exhibition...

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Tags: art, parable, prodigal, worship

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