Lay Pastors Weekly 01-17-16

Jesus Is Heralded from Mountain Tops!!!
Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, as it was told to them. Luke 2:20
I recommend reading Luke 2 again.
John Wesley Work Jr. was born in Nashville. His father was the choir director for a church in Nashville. John grew up singing in his father’s choirs and then enrolled in Fisk University. He became active in the music program. His primary subjects were history and Latin. He was hired as a professor of Latin and Greek. His greatest love was the preservation and performance of the Negro spirituals. The Christmas hymn “Go, Tell It on the Mountain” was largely unknown even though it was performed by the Jubilee Singers since 1870. Some stanzas were obscure but the chorus was crystal clear.  John wrote two new stanzas for the hymn and it was first published in 1907.
My prayer for the week:
Dear Jesus thank you for being the liberator for all of us including the meek and lowly. Each of us is challenged to share the Good News of Jesus so others may be saved. Praise God! Amen