Our Worship Production Team offers reflections on their favorite Christmas music.
Our sacred scriptures offer two stories about the birth of Jesus. We tend to conflate the gospels of Matthew and Luke, especially in our manger scenes and our Christmas pageants. It’s good to honor and savor both. Jewish scholar Amy Jill Levine writes that “Each Evangelist has different concerns to be shared with […]
Numbers 24:16 “I see Him, but not yet; I behold Him, but only faintly in the distance. A Star will come out of Jacob; a Scepter will rise out of Israel.” Psalm 139:11-12 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light around me become night,” even the darkness is not […]
Scripture about Root of Jesse I Samuel 17:12 – 12 Now David was the son of an Ephrathite named Jesse, who was from Bethlehem in Judah. Jesse had eight sons, and in Saul’s time he was very old. Matthew 5:1-6 5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father […]