Scarritt Bennett Center Blog

Lenten Renewal Opportunities

Posted 2.9.20 - Lent is a holy season of the church year, beginning with Ash Wednesday and ending on Easter. It is seen as a time for Christians to prepare for Easter through prayer, reflection, silence, repentance, reading, and growing in the grace of God....

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The Power of Imagination

Posted 2.3.20 - Do you remember the old song “Imagination”? The melody (written by Jimmy Van Heusen) is one that is easy to remember and one that can repeat itself over and over again in your head. The lyrics (written by Johnny Burke) say that...

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You Are The Seed

Posted 1.27.20 - You are the seed that will grow a new sprout, you’re a star that will shine in the night; you are the yeast and a small grain of salt, a beacon to glow in the dark....

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God’s Peace Within

Posted 1.13.20 - God’s Peace Within: The peace that Jesus gave his disciples and to us when he said: Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you” is a peace that is in the midst of the world’s and our own tumult,...

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Following Yonder Star

Posted 12.30.19 - This hymn tells the story of the appearance of the wise men at the Bethlehem stable, but it also relates the story of Christ’s journey from the manger to the resurrection. Note that gold is a symbol of Jesus as King; frankincense...

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Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine

Posted 12.16.19 - There are few hymns written about Joseph or about the relationship between Mary and Joseph. In the first stanza of this hymn Mary asks Joseph for help in raising “the child divine.” In the second stanza, Joseph responds and indicates his love...

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Fulfilled Is the Promise

Posted 12.9.19 - Fulfilled is the promise, a Savior is born; with loud acclamation we hallow the morn!“To God in the highest all glory,” we sing and welcome the advent of Jesus our King!...

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Advent

Posted 11.18.19 - Advent is a time of waiting, watching, anticipating, and preparing for the coming of Jesus. It is a time to rethink one’s priorities; a time to seek God’s forgiveness and the forgiveness of friends and family for hurtful words and actions; a...

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