The mission of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church is to love, welcome, nurture, and serve all people
by following the example of Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Eve - the babe is born - 7:30 service

Is this whole thing about a little bitty baby? Well, yes! The birth of Jesus is the moment we celebrate as God truly with us, in human form, knowing human joys and sorrows, sharing human weaknesses and gifts. God's humanity is an affirmation of our humanity, and of the hope that is born with every human life.

The rituals - the candles, the carols, the tree, the gift-giving - are important when they, like Christ himself, awaken in us the best of our humanity.

This Christmas Eve, Wednesday December 24 7:30pm, St. Matthew's sings the world's joy with special music, holy bread and wine, candelight, each other, and yes - the baby Jesus, born in Bethlehem and born anew in the lives he is transforming.

O come, let us adore him!

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
Pastor Hans Arnesen
85 Wayne Street (btwn Barrow & Jersey Aves)
Downtown Jersey City
stmatthewsjc.org
201.432.9319

The image is a part of the icon of the nativity in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the spot which tradition recognizes as the site of Jesus' birth. His parents rejoice, people are bringing gifts, and You can see two candles of the church lit in the foreground.

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