“For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
We all resist learning new songs, and we especially love singing the old familiar carols at Christmas. But, I always take heart in knowing that every song and carol was new once. Local hymn writing duo Sally Ann Morris and Mary Louise Bringle have written a new setting of Isaiah 9:2-7 which will be our Advent song for 2016. We’ll sing it together each Sunday as we light the Advent candle.
Rev. Doug Vancil is observing Advent 2016 with the congregation of First Baptist Church, Greensboro. He’s been privileged to serve for 18 years as associate pastor for music and worship, a vocation he gratefully shares with his wife Terri.