St. Margaret’s and St. Thomas’ Parish are partnering for an Advent series entitled “Underdogs and Outsiders: A Bible Study on the Untold Stories of Advent”.
When: Wednesdays during Advent (December 5, 12, and 19) 6:30 pm -8:00 pm
Where: St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church (1830 Connecticut Avenue, NW)
About the series: The Bible is full of surprises. At every turn, from the beginning of the Old Testament right through the end of the New, we find God working in unexpected, even strange ways to bring about God’s purposes. During Advent, remembering this strange history of God working in our world helps us look forward to the birth of God’s Son, Jesus. As if to remind us of this, the Gospel of Matthew presents a genealogy of Jesus before telling the story of his birth, including subtle references to the times God worked through unlikely people.
Matthew names five women in the family tree of Jesus. We will look at three of these women: Tamar, a forgotten daughter-in-law and widow; Rahab, a prostitute; Ruth, a foreigner. We’ll explore the stories of each of by learning about these underdogs and outsiders.
Each week we will uncover new dimensions of the story of God’s people and how that story comes into focus in the hope for the Messiah. Through Hebrew Bible stories the Gospel draws upon, Matthew reminds us to look for God in unexpected places during this Advent season. Please RSVP with form below.