If you tend to skip over the “begats” in the Bible, you may miss some fascinating stories. In Matthew’s gospel, nearly 50 people are named as Jesus’ ancestors. Surprisingly, that list includes five women. (No women were included in the genealogy given by Luke.) Even more surprising, only one of the five, Jesus’ mother Mary, was Jewish. This week, we will hear about Tamar, the first woman mentioned in Matthew’s genealogy in our sermon on “Deception: How Tamar Became An Unlikely Heroine” using Genesis 38 as the text. Please join us at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday!