December 18, 2022

The Birth of a Baby

Passage: Matthew 1:18-25

Matthew 1:18-25 presents the nativity, not as a return to some beloved, reassuring, comfortable time and place that’s a treasured
childhood memory. Rather, here we have the birth of Jesus emerged in befuddlement, fear, and consternation. In Matthew’s presentation, the
nativity is not a matter of (as we sing in the beloved carol) “the hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight” but rather our hopes are met by the savior we didn’t expect and the ignition of fears we didn’t have before we met Emmanuel, God with us!

Join us following the service for brunch in the Activity Center to celebrate Pastor Bud and Patty!

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