The prophets of old repeatedly foretold the coming of the promised hope of Israel, the long awaited Messiah. Speaking through Isaiah the prophet, God promised to save His people through the birth of a child who would personify the character of God Himself, becoming to the people a Wonderful, Counselor, a Mighty God, and Everlasting Father, a Prince of Peace.
The background of this banner symbolizes the jubilant sound of the trumpet of the ages heralding the birth of hope for humankind. One can almost hear the joyful strains of Handel's Messiah reverberating the many names that describe the King, the child, the Savior was was to come.
Related scripture: Isaiah 9:6 KJV
Christ Lutheran Church "Embraced by Christ" celebrated it's fifth anniversary on September 30, 2012. This banner shows the founding members (the roots) who were present at the first service on September 30, 2007. The leaves demonstrate the growth and the current members today.
All of us have crosses in our lives - painful burdens and private sins. Jesus told us, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." When we take up our own cross and follow Christ, we commit our way to the Lord, and when we do, we discover that He has indeed acted; our individual crosses are covered by THE cross, the cross of Christ.
Related scriptural passages: Psalm 37:5, Luke 9:23
This spring and summer banner reminds us of our complete dependency on God. Jesus told us not to worry about food or clothing, but to trust our Heavenly Father who feeds even the birds of the air and who clothes the lilies of the field in such splendor that even kings could not complete with their radiance.
Related scriptural passages: Matthew 6:25-34, Luke 12:22-31