Sermon by The Reverend Jodi Baron, Advent 4, December 18, 2016, Year A, Matthew 1: 18-25
Isaiah 7:10-16, Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18, Romans 1:1-7, Matthew 1:18-25
“She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
In the name of God: Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Amen.
I know we say this almost every week, but truly, it is so good to be here with you today.
I mean it.
And this week was a validation of one of the main elements that drew my family to this place.
Your hospitality. Your unwavering commitment to help folks in need.
To feed them.
To clothe them.
To offer them the dignity and respect due all image-bearers of the Creator.