First Sunday after Christmas 10:30 a.m.
Lectionary Readings: Psalm 148; Luke 2: 22-40
Text: “This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel.” Luke 2:34
Sermon: “Baby … It’s You!”
Tease: We share a tender moment as Jesus is presented in the Temple and the aged prophet Simeon takes the infant Jesus in arm and makes an astonishing claim regarding the child’s future. If true, his words introduce us to the entirely new and unexpected way God acts in the world. Simeon’s predictions not only place trust in God, they place considerable trust in us, as well.