3rd Sunday of Advent – Luke 2:1-7
Stewardship Moment from Pastor William
Stewardship in the Gospel
In today’s gospel, Joseph takes Mary to Bethlehem where she gives birth to Jesus. This child is Emmanuel; God with us, God for us. This child is the perfect example of God’s generosity and faithfulness.
Stewardship in our community
Joseph is not the only one told there is no room for Jesus. In our society, it is getting more and more difficult to find Christ in Christmas. But we can find Christ in renters facing eviction, in those who are unemployed or underemployed, and in those who are fearful and lonely.
Stewardship in practice
Look for Christ and serve him. Buy some gift cards to a fast-food restaurant, a grocery store, and/or a big box retailer. Then freely distribute them to Christ (see above for examples). Make it a goal to spend more on Christ this Christmas than you do on parties and gifts.