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August 3, 2017

Sermon July 30: Marriage, Children and Reconciliation

Faith United Methodist Church July 30, 2017 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Kristabeth Atwood Scripture:  Genesis 29:15-28, Psalm 105:1-11, 45b Story Moment: Stories have been part of our human culture since the beginning.  Some of the earliest carvings found on cave walls are thought to depict stories.  Before stories were written down tribes would gather […]

July 24, 2017

Sermon July 23: The Morning After

Faith United Methodist Church July 23, 2017 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Kristabeth Atwood Scripture:  Genesis 28:10-19a, Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 Prayer for Illumination (Unison): Search us and know us, O God.  Test our hearts and know our thoughts.  See if there is any wickedness that clings to us like dew to the grass.  Search us […]

July 18, 2017

Sermon July 16: Coming of Age

Faith United Methodist Church July 16, 2017 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Kristabeth Atwood Scripture:  Genesis 24:19-34, Psalm 119: 1-5-112 Prayer for Illumination: Nourish us, O God, with your word of life.  Bring us to our senses so your purposes may be apparent to us.  In our sharing and our reflecting, may we rejoice with […]

July 9, 2017

Sermon July 9: “A Match Made in….. Nahor”

Faith United Methodist Church July 9, 2017 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Kristabeth Atwood Scripture:  Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 Prayer for Illumination: Abraham and Sarah heard God’s call and traveled where God led. Rebekah heard God’s call and traveled to Isaac as God led.  The God of our ancestors calls to us even […]

July 2, 2017

Sermon July 2: The Fear of Isaac

Faith United Methodist Church July 2, 2017 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Kristabeth Atwood Scripture:  Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 13 Prayer for Illumination: We thirst for your presence, O God.  When we feel that you have forgotten us, draw close to us and remind us of your steadfast love.  When things feel difficult, show us that […]

June 25, 2017

Sermon June 25: Rewriting History

Faith United Methodist Church June 25, 2017 Third Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Kristabeth Atwood Scripture:  Genesis 21:8-21, Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 Prayer for Illumination (Unison): Holy One, may we remember the stories of our ancestors.  May these stories become alive in us today, as we respond to your invitation to new life.  And may we be […]

June 22, 2017

Sermon June 18: Tell Me Again!

Faith United Methodist Church June 18, 2017 Second Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Kristabeth Atwood Scripture:  Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 Prayer for Illumination: Draw us close, Holy Spirit, as the Scriptures are read and the Word is proclaimed. Let the word of faith be on our lips and in our hearts, and let all […]