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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Dec 4, 2016

Matthew 2:13-23
"Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men."

Why does Matthew include the story of Herod's rage against the babies in Bethlehem? How do the outsiders get it while the insiders reject it? When Christ goes to Egypt, what connections are there as he follows the similar pattern of Israel from exile to rule and reign? As we enter the Advent Week of Peace there are a lot looming questions of howe we can be peacemakers in a world of violence and how Christ comes as a threat against every empire we build. Join us as we come encounter the Prince of Peace in song and sacrament.