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August 21, 2017

Sermon August 20: Um….. Jesus

Faith United Methodist Church August 20, 2017 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost – Holy Humor Rev. Kristabeth Atwood Scripture:  Matthew 15:1-2, 10-11, 21-28, Psalm 133 Prayer for Illumination: Lord of love, come to us this day with clarity.  May the words that I speak and the thoughts that we form bring to us a message of […]

August 27, 2016

Sermon August 21: It’s All in the Timing

Faith United Methodist Church August 21, 2016 14th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Humor Sunday Rev. Kristabeth Atwood Scripture:  Luke 13:10-17 Prayer of Illumination: (Unison) O God, lighten our solemnity with laughter, our boredom with dancing and turn our work into joyful play; for you are the God of humor and the source of all playful creativity. Amen […]

August 24, 2015

Sermon August 23: Tin Soldier (Holy Humor Sunday)

Today’s Scripture reading, in which Paul encourages the early Christians to dress themselves in the armor of God, reminds me of the little tin soldier collectibles you can find in antique stories or on eBay. They are perpetually equipped for battle with their belts, their breastplates, their boots, their shields, and their swords. Some have helmets. Others carry weapons. They are all at the ready. My dad had a few from when he was a boy and I would play with them at my grandmother’s house. As a little girl I wasn’t that into playing battle games, but I remember how the little tin soldiers always looked ready to step into battle.

August 24, 2014

Sermon Holy Humor August 24: No Joke

I’m not much of a joker. So every year I find myself wondering what I am going to say on Holy Humor Sunday. I think I have a good sense of humor. I like to laugh. And I think I can take a joke. I’m just not that good at telling jokes. I get the timing off ~ or I forget the punch line ~ and it just kind of fizzles. Here’s one I might be able to tell:
What did one snowman say to the other? Do you smell carrots?