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Baptism of the Lord
January 23, 2017

Sermon January 15: The Grace of Acceptance

Faith United Methodist Church January 15, 2017 Baptism of Jesus Sunday Rev. Kristabeth Atwood Scripture:  Matthew 3:13-17, Isaiah 42:1-9 Prayer of Illumination: Voice of God, you are powerful enough to shake the wilderness, yet tender enough to bathe Jesus in your love at his baptism. Open us to your fresh possibilities. Tell us what you […]

January 11, 2015

Sermon January 11: The Start of Things

Water. It’s more than just something that’s bottled in Poland Spring, Maine. It’s more than that with which we wash our clothes and dishes and selves every day. At the very start of things, when nothing existed but chaos, God swept across the waters.

January 12, 2014

Sermon January 12: God’s Servant

Last Sunday marked the arrival of a much-anticipated event. It was the culmination of many months of waiting and wondering. Indeed, sometimes it seemed like the day would never come. Yet, when it did, it was as beautiful and heart-wrenching and joyful as I imagined it would be. Does anyone want to guess what I am talking about? Yes, the return of Downton Abbey.