Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2019-12-19 ILC Chapel — It Is Not By Chance

2019 Chapels -
It Is Not By Chance

 

Date : 2019-12-19
Speaker : Retired Professor John Pfeiffer
Luke 2:1-5
nd it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.

Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.

Hymn: TLH 647, st. 1,4: O Little Town of Bethlehem

Hymnary.org Organ Audio

1. O little town of Bethlehem, 
How still we see thee lie! 
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep 
The silent stars go by; 
Yet in thy darkness shineth 
The everlasting Light; 
The hopes and fears of all the years 
Are met in thee tonight. 

4. O holy Child of Bethlehem, 
Descend to us, we pray; 
Cast out our sin and enter in, 
Be born in us today. 
We hear the Christmas angels 
The great glad tidings tell: 
Oh, come to us, abide with us, 
Our Lord Immanuel!