Posts tagged with ‘Christmas’

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Christmas 2016

by Drew Downs

Dear Friends, “…until she had borne a son; and he named him Jesus.” This is how the writer of Matthew describes the birth of our Lord and Savior, the Messiah, the Prince of Peace. Not in flowery prose, but the linguistic gymnastics of the past perfect. –“until she had borne”– Like the birth was a […]

Christmas Message 2015

by Drew Downs

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. When we tell the birth story of Jesus, we speak of this unlikely couple with a very unlikely pregnancy; a trip to Bethlehem with its […]

Merry Christmas!

by Drew Downs

On behalf of St. Stephen’s, may I wish you a Merry Christmas! If you are looking for a worship opportunity, join us tonight at 4:00 and 9:00 for a traditional Christmas Eve Eucharist. (Eucharist means “thanks,” and this is indeed a night to give thanks.) Our 4 pm service provides a quiet oasis in what […]

Our work of feeding comes in many forms

by Drew Downs

In just a few days, our children will be scouring the streets looking for candy. Or more precisely, they will be knocking on doors, visiting businesses, and shouting “trick or treat!” while dressed like Elsa or a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. As much as this may remind us of scavenging and their child voices telling […]