In 2015 the reality show, “The Voice”, featured a young man in the finals singing what has become a modern day Christmas classic, “Mary Did You Know?” It was a beautiful interpretation that brought many in the audience to tears. You can still go to You Tube and pull up the performance. The song attempts to raise the question, did Mary know that her Son would be the Christ child.
Like most of these attempts to capture the spirit of Christmas, the song is beautiful and can stir our hearts. The catch is that by reading the Bible we find that Mary did in fact know that her child was special, that the words of the Angel Gabriel rang true to her faith. She responded to the Angel saying, “I am the Lord’s servant.” Luke 1:38.
As we enter this season of waiting, the Advent of the birth of Jesus, we will focus our study on the faith of Mary and the others in the Christmas story. Our faith is strong but we will try to put ourselves in the sandals of the women of the Christmas story; Mary, Elizabeth, Anna and more.
We will demonstrate our faith with the sermons and a church-wide bible study. We will try to understand what it may have been like to be a part of the birth of this baby boy who would change our world forever.
Join us for worship each Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m. and our Bible study, following the book “The Women of Christmas.” The study will be on Wednesdays at 7 a.m. (at Tony’s Restaurant) and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the church. Make your plans to enter into this season of waiting by worshiping the Christ child with us.
Caring for the needs of our church and community through prayer, deeds, inspiration and love in the Spirit of Christ.
Sunday Worship: 8 am & 10 am Children & Adult Sunday School: 9 am Rev Michael Fraley, Pastor
First United Methodist Church Sealy 200 Atchison Street Sealy, Texas 77474 979.885.2223