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Epiphany Season
February 4, 2018

Sermon February 4: Don’t Put Off Until Tomorrow……

Faith United Methodist Church February 4, 2018 Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Rev. Kristabeth Atwood Scripture: Mark 1:29-39 Prayer of Illumination: Everlasting God, we listen, expectant, and you speak your wisdom and truth. Guide us in our search and strengthen us on our journey. Embrace us as your children, sending us forth to proclaim the news […]

January 28, 2018

Sermon January 28: Permission Granted

Faith United Methodist Church January 28, 2018 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Rev. Kristabeth Atwood Scripture: Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Prayer of Illumination: God of all people, through the power of your Holy Spirit help us grow deeper, wider, and fuller in our knowledge and understanding of your ways. In your wisdom help us to […]

January 22, 2018

Sermon January 21: Are You Calling Me?

Faith United Methodist Church January 21, 2018 Third Sunday after Epiphany Rev. Kristabeth Atwood Scripture: Jonah 3:1-5, 10, Mark 1:14-20 Prayer of Illumination: God of new realities close at hand, open our ears to hear your call. Give us the insight to know that it is you who calls us. Grant us the courage to […]

February 9, 2017

Sermon February 5: Don’t Let Satan Blow It Out!

Faith United Methodist Church February 5, 2017 Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Rev. Kristabeth Atwood Scripture:  Matthew 5:13-16, Isaiah 58:9b-12 Prayer of Illumination: God of justice and mercy, Christ of light and life, enter our lives and this time of reflection with your radiant presence. Bring light to our journey, that we may see your path […]

January 29, 2017

Sermon January 29: What Do You Do?

Faith United Methodist Church January 29, 2017 Third Sunday after Epiphany Rev. Kristabeth Atwood Scripture:  Isaiah 9:1-4, Matthew 4:12-23 Prayer of Illumination (Unison): God of love, we hear your call to follow. May we see that the foolishness of your word is more powerful than the wisdom of this world. May we lay aside our […]

January 23, 2017

Sermon January 22: Known By Any Other Name?

Faith United Methodist Church January 22, 2017 Second Sunday after Epiphany Rev. Kristabeth Atwood Scripture:  John 1:29-42, Isaiah 49:1-7 Prayer of Illumination: Guide us, O God, by your word and your spirit, that in your light we may see light.   May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in […]

February 1, 2015

Sermon February 1: Break Bread Together

Faith United Methodist Church February 1, 2015 4th Sunday after Epiphany Rev. Krista Beth Atwood Scripture: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Prayer of Illumination: It is true that God has given us the church, a community of believers with whom to fellowship. It is true that God has given us the Word, to guide us and instruct […]

January 25, 2015

Sermon January 25: What Could Happen?

“Follow me.” Two simple words that sound pretty nice. Welcoming. Even invitational. If I said to you, “Follow me!” you’d probably think I knew where I was going and that I wanted you to come along. “Follow me” is a partnership. It’s not saying, “You go here” or “You do this” but “Join me,” “Be with me,” “Let’s do this together.” “Follow me” sounds like an enticement to an adventure. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.”