Christmas

December ‘Witness’: Canticles of Christmas

The December issue of LW highlights how the canticles teach us about Christ and why the church continues to use them to keep us mindful of the most important Christmas gift all year long. 

December ‘Witness’: The gift that gives eternal life

The December issue of ‘The Lutheran Witness’ explores how the Old Testament portrays and points to the Second Person of the Trinity, the eternally begotten Son of God.

LCMS Worship: Advent/Christmas resources for congregations

New Advent/Christmas resources help congregations reach out to their communities and plan their Advent midweek services.

December ‘Witness’: Reason to rejoice

Read the December ‘Lutheran Witness’ to learn more about the hymnody, poetry and decorations through which Christ is displayed for this world.

Advent/Christmas media kit free for congregational use

The items in the kit may be personalized with the local parish’s information.

December ‘Lutheran Witness’ celebrates — and possibly ruins? — Christmas

Among other topics, the issue considers how Christians’ observance of Christmas may sometimes serve to distract rather than enrich their celebration of Christ’s birth.

CTCR Bible studies on Justification

To help individuals and congregations commemorate the Reformation, the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) developed prepared Bible studies on the doctrine of justification.

Commission on Theology and Church Relations prepares Bible studies on doctrine of justification

The first of the Bible studies, “Justifying Christmas,” will be available in mid-November.

Welcome to Earth, O noble Guest!

Merry Christmas to you and yours from The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. May Christ dwell in you richly this season.

Reformation Relevance: Mary and her Child

An excerpt from a recently translated Christmas Day sermon by Martin Luther.

In December’s ‘Lutheran Witness’

This issue of the magazine addresses a variety of misconceptions regarding Christmas.

In December’s ‘Lutheran Witness’

This edition starts with articles about Advent and also addresses topics such as how the Christian keeps Christ in Christmas.

Display at LCMS headquarters highlights Nativity

The lighted display shows three Wise Men and their camels, and a shepherd and sheep, making their way toward Baby Jesus in Bethlehem.

Harrison shares Christmas message of hope, thanks

The message from LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison also is available as a free, downloadable bulletin insert.

CPH website features Christmas gifts

The Concordia Publishing House website features more than 80 gift items, including jewelry, ornaments, cards, mugs, books, nativity sets, keyrings, picture frames, cookie cutters and craft sets.