An Advent Book Study and Discussion|Wednesdays, Dec. 2, 9, and 16, at 7:00 P.M. (Online)

Unto Us A Child is Born: Isaiah, Advent, and Our Jewish  Neighbors  by
Tyler D. Mayfield

“She shall name him Immanuel.”
“For a child has been born for us, a son given to us.”

Quoted by the New Testament more than any other Old Testament book, the
book of the Prophet Isaiah has been called “The Fifth Gospel” due to its
importance to the Christian tradition. At no time is the challenge and
promise of Isaiah more prominent than in the scriptures and music of the
Advent season.

Join us for a reflection of some of the season’s most important scriptures
and a study of Tyler Mayfield’s Unto Us a Child is Born.

From the book............Whether through a hymn, Handel’s Messiah, or the lectionary reading,
the book of Isaiah provides a familiar voice for congregations during the season
of Advent. So how do we create faithful, Christian interpretations of Isaiah
for today while respecting the interpretations of our Jewish neighbors?

If you would like to participate in the book study, please RSVP to ChristinaRompon,
parishadmin@stmaryspr.org  by Wednesday, November 25.

Books can be purchased in the parish office or through most online retailers.
Reading assignments and Zoom information will be sent out ahead of the
first session.

Please note that while you are welcome to participate without reading the book, your
experience may be richer with the book as a companion.