Trinity Forum: Nativity Gospels of Matthew & Luke

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Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord invites you to its Sunday morning Adult Forum, Trinity's adult education program, which meets weekly at 9 AM to hear speakers sharing their experiences on one of six themes—word, worship, wonder, world, witness, work—each being an important aspect connecting faith with everyday life.  Trinity's complete Forum schedule is available at http://trinityconcord.org/forum.shtml.

On Sunday, December 2, we explore the Word as Trinity parishioner Jim Wood leads a discussion of the Gospel texts relating to Jesus' birth. Following Father Raymond E. Brown's book of the same name, we examine the two accounts Matthew and Luke.  Where do they agree? Where do they differ? Why do they differ? What is the larger context of the two narratives and how does that context help us understand the message or messages they convey. Just as a teaser: there are no shepherds in Matthew, no wise men in Luke--and we aren't told if there were three or forty-two! Please read these two accounts of the birth of Our Lord that are so familiar we've often forgotten what they really say.

Trinity's invited Forum speakers come from many walks of life and have addressed all manner of topics -- serious, mysterious, personal and world-focussed. Among our recent topics are pilgrimage, faith lost and found, histories and Biblical persons, death, dying and grieving, parenting, stewardship, education, and much more.

Childcare begins in Trinity's nursery at 9 AM; Trinity's buildings are fully accessible.  For further information on this or other programs at Trinity, please call our Parish Office, 978/369-3715, or visit us online at http://www.trinityconcord.org.


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