On this fourth Sunday of Advent, we will light the candle of love as we pass through the Advent doorway to the uncertain. Our special focus will be the music of Christmas as we welcome LIVE musicians and sing together many of our favorite carols of the season! We’ll also consider the journey to Bethlehem, the Innkeeper’s dilemma, Mary and Joseph’s accommodations on the night of Jesus’ birth, and how we respond when uncertainty greets us at the door.
Scripture: Luke 2:1-7
Luke 2: 1-7
The Birth of Jesus
In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.