Trinity Sunday. Sermon by Senior Pastor Mark Mueller.
Written for Gordon McMillan and The Chancel Choir of First United Methodist Church, Lubbock, Texas in 1990, and recorded by The Washington National Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys in 1995 (Douglas Major, conductor; Nicholas White, organist.)
Bethlehem Handicrafts is the first olive wood store in the USA with an online market that ships worldwide, a workshop in Bethlehem, and an operator of Christian pilgrimages that provides Christians a truly sacred and significant pilgrimage experience in the Holy Land!
After all of those years, through hard work and your support, we reached a new milestone! We recently opened the first olive wood store in the USA! The store is located in 4114 S Parker Rd, Aurora, Colorado 80014. It features almost all of the products that are available on our website! If you want to learn more about the Holy Land, or just take a look at our intricately carved statuses, please don’t hesitate to come and visit us at our olive wood store where you’ll be greeted by our family members themselves!
Our store features:
● Olive Wood Statues: Jesus, Virgin Mary, Holy Family, Angels, Saints, and Animals.
● Olive Wood Nativity Scenes, Christmas Ornaments, and Candle Holders.
● Olive Wood Crosses and Crucifixes.
● Olive Wood Rosaries, Necklaces, Bracelets.
● Olive Wood Kitchen Utensils.
● Olive Wood Church Supplies.
● Olive Wood Wall Hangings.
and much much more.
To the east of the Church of the Nativity is a small road that gently goes down to the fields of Boaz. It was here that the Shepherds were told by the Angel Gabriel that the Prince of Peace had been born unto the world, in a field along the path that the Three Wise Men had taken both into Bethlehem and out of it.
It is also here that the modern Christian community of Beit Sahour exists; the largest Christian village in the Holy Land where they planted their olive trees and slowly built their homes out of hand-hewn stone.
Over time, many families including our family, the Bannoura family, learned to beautifully hand carve religious artifacts from olive wood, as Christian pilgrims came to the Holy Land in greater numbers and desired items to remember their pilgrimage with.
This skill has been improved upon and passed down from father to son for many generations in our family, with each generation adding new stylistic ideas and new means to improve the crafting, until we reached where we are now; masterly finesse.
We are proud to be considered part of the living Christian heritage of the Holy Land, which is why we built the website, Bethlehem Handicrafts, that operates as an online market for uniquely hand carved olive wood products featuring over 800 products quality handcrafted olive wood products made in the foothills of Bethlehem by Christian artisans with free shipping on orders above $40! And over 1000 products in our store!
We, the Bethlehem Handicrafts’ team, are so proud to put the Holy Land in your hand by giving you a variety of the best and the most outstanding original Bethlehem olive wood carvings with the best quality made in the Holy Land.
Made by Christian Hands. Loved by Christian Hearts.
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Store Location: 4114 S Parker Rd. Aurora, CO 80014, USA
Byron L. Battle Sr. Pastor Of
The Little Bethlehem Christian Church
Pastor Of The Little Bethlehem Christian Church
110 Piney Fork Church Road Eden, NC
On August 3, 2013, The Rev. Byron L. Battle Sr. of Winston Salem, NC was extended the call to Pastor Little Bethlehem. Under his present leadership, the congregation has grown tremendously both spiritually and numerically and the best is yet to come.
Little Bethlehem Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
Pope John Paul the Second has embarked on a politically sensitive pilgrimage to the West Bank town of Bethlehem, revered as the place of Jesus’ birth.
The Pope kissed a golden bowl of Palestinian soil on his arrival on Wednesday, in a highly charged gesture normally reserved for sovereign states.
In the presence of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, the pontiff also reaffirmed what he said was the Palestinians’ “natural right to a homeland.”
The Pope flew from Jerusalem to the West Bank town of Bethlehem by helicopter on Wednesday morning.
The day before, while flying over the West Bank en route from Jordan to Israel, the pontiff sent a telegram of good wishes to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat – a papal recognition normally awarded only heads of state.
The papal helicopter touched down near Arafat’s presidential palace, where the pontiff was formally received by Palestinian clerics, diplomats and officials at the start of his only stop in Palestinian territory on his week-long Holy Land visit.
As John Paul stepped off his Blackhawk helicopter, the Palestinians – in a gesture laden with symbolism for their statehood hopes – presented him with a golden bowl of soil, to which the pontiff briefly touched to his lips.
The speaker of the Palestinian parliament said the gesture was powerful recognition of Palestinian independence.
But Vatican officials were quick to play down the event, suggesting the gesture was religious in nature.
As the pontiff moved slowly forward, Arafat put a steadying hand on his stooped, bent back.
The Vatican has said the Pope’s week-long Holy Land tour was a spiritual journey and that he wanted to stay above the political fray.
But that has turned out to be a nearly impossible task.
On Tuesday, upon the Pope’s arrival in Israel, Israeli leaders made repeated references to disputed Jerusalem as the eternal Israeli capital.
The Palestinians demand the eastern sector of the city as their capital.
In his speech in Arabic welcoming the pope, Arafat claimed the city as the eternal capital of Palestine.
Arafat’s translator also used the phrase “occupied Jerusalem,” but Arafat himself did not.
“The Palestinian people value highly your principled position in support of their cause and their rightful presence in their homeland as a sovereign and independent people. Throughout their history, the Palestinian people lived in fear of god and mutual respect with the blessings of the Church of the Nativity, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the holy mosque.”
SUPER CAPTION: Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader
Palestinian officials said the pope’s arrival speech was a clear endorsement of their cause.
The Pope reaffirmed what he said was the Palestinians’ “natural right to a homeland” and said the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should be resolved “on the basis of international law and the relevant U-N resolutions and declarations.
“The Holy See has always recognised that the Palestinian people have the natural right to a homeland and the right to be able to live in peace and tranquillity with the other peoples of this area. Your tolerance is before the rest of the world.”
SUPER CAPTION: Pope John Paul II
The Palestinians have argued that under U-N resolutions calling for an Israeli withdrawal from lands occupied in the 1967 and 1973 Mideast wars, Israel must hand back all of the
West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem.
Israel has a different interpretation, saying the resolutions do not refer to all war-won land.
Israeli Cabinet Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami played down the Pope’s remarks, saying the pontiff was reiterating the Vatican’s traditional position.
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Amazing worship songs with bethlehem wolde march 11.2018 @ four corners Ethiopian Evangelical Church silver spring,MD.
Song sung by the Bethlehem Baptist Church Choir at Choir day 2007 Rev. James Standberry lead
A drive thru live nativity
Bethlehem Baptist Church, Denver, CO brings this selection to you enoyment. Diected by Sister Phillips. Pastor is Rev. Henry Miles. Location is Pleasant Green COGIC where Elder Norwood is the Pastor. The ocassion was to honor Dr. Odukoya for his sacrificial work in the Denver Community.
Tarrant Baptist Association 125th Anniversary Celebration @ Great Commission Baptist Church Fort Worth, TX
Bro. Chad Bennett leading “Somebody Prayed for Me.” Touching song with a great testimony. Members include Bobby Gaines, Roosevelt Ford, Jerome Ford, Brandon Green, Joshua Shelton. Location: Tallahassee, FL.
Bethlehem Punjabi Church: One church many ministries.