Matthew 3:14 – John would have prevented Jesus from saying , “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” John is right: what Jesus is doing makes no sense! But this is the upside down, outlandish grace of God: the innocent Jesus takes our sinner’s place. This is the greatest act of giving the world has ever known or will know: The Father gives His Son to die in the place of sinners.
Our stewardship kickoff for 2018 will start January 14th, when we will learn about the importance of good stewardship in our lives and distribute pledge cards. Over the following two Sundays January 21st and 28th, you will be asked to return your pledges. Also, on January 28th following the 11:00 AM service we will have a stewardship celebration luncheon. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex so we can get a count of who will be coming.