Southwest UMC

Advent 2014

  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas

    This week’s text: Luke 1:26-38 This week, we turn to our third and final song, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” This song, like “Deck the Halls” has origins in the 1500s. This song is an English Christmas Carol from western England. The song gets off to a good start. It is a positive message […]

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  • Deck the Halls

    This week’s text: Psalm 126 This week’s Christmas carol is “Deck the Halls.” To give a bit of background, the tune we now know to be “Deck the Halls” is a Welsh melody dating back to the 1500s. By the late 1700s, the first printed version of the song appears, but it is not our […]

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  • Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

    This week’s text: Mark 1:1-8 “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” is certainly one of the most beloved Christmas songs of all time, but when you actually stop and think about it, it seems like the words and the upbeat music don’t actually really match. It is such a peppy, upbeat, and positive tune, but […]

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