This Coming Sunday Morning
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Here is a preview of this coming Sunday's service.
The adult education class will continue with recorded lectures by John Dominic Crossan, one of the prominent scholars of the life of the historical Jesus. Response to last week’s talks was quite positive. The title of the lecture series is “The Challenge of Jesus,” referring to the threat Jesus posed to the Roman Empire and, by extension, to local rulers of the empire such as Herod Antipas and Pontius Pilate. In the selections for this week, Crossan will talk first about Herod the Great, who was actually quite a significant figure. Other segments will provide further information about time, place, history and theology helpful in understanding the life and ministry of Jesus.
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Children & Youth Sunday School
Kid's Corner and Youth Group meetings will continue on a bi-weekly basis.
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Anytime Worship - Online
Last Sunday we spent time with Mary. This week we will turn our attention to Joseph. In almost every Christmas card Joseph is in the background if he is pictured at all but in Matthew’s telling of the birth story, Joseph seems to be the main character. Let’s bring him out of the shadows and see what we might learn about him and from him.
Scripture: Matthew 1:12-25
- Laura Mayo
[Last Sunday's proclamation can be heard on iTunes, our Podcast, or the website.]
Our sacred stories this week tell us about Joseph's place in the Advent story. We will hear members of the Covenant Singers singing "Joseph, Dearest, Joseph, Mine." The lyrics for this beautiful, gentle carol were created anonymously in the fourteenth or fifteenth century in Germany and titled Joseph, lieber, Joseph mein. By the late fifteenth century, they were linked with a lovely anonymous tune which probably was composed in fourteenth-century Germany.
- David Lee