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October 11, 2017

Sermon October 8: Rule of Life

Faith United Methodist Church October 8, 2017 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Kristabeth Atwood Scripture: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Prayer of Illumination: The weight of your words, your laws, your commandments and decrees can become an impossible burden, Lord, if we allow them to overwhelm and crush us.  Yet they were meant to be life-giving, […]

October 2, 2017

Sermon October 1: Think Tank

Faith United Methodist Church October 1, 2017 World Communion Sunday / Family Sunday Rev. Kristabeth Atwood Scripture: Philippians 2:1-5 Prayer of Illumination: We thank you, Gracious God, that you answer all who call on your name.  Make us bold to ask for your help and eager to hear your word.  May our faith in you […]

September 28, 2017

Sermon September 24: It’s Not Fair

Faith United Methodist Church September 24, 2017 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Kristabeth Atwood Scripture:  Exodus 16:2-8, Matthew 20:1-16 Prayer for Illumination: Lord of love, as we hear your word and reflect upon it, come to us with clarity.  May the words that we speak and the thoughts that we form bring to us your […]

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 14, 2017

Sermon August 13: Putting Yourself Out (of the boat)

Sermon By Tim Hess August 13, 2017 Sermon “Putting Yourself Out” {Notes to accompany Matthew 14:22-33} This week, we find Jesus in need of some alone time for spiritual renewal. He has not yet managed to take a break to deal with his own need to grieve the loss of his friend and cousin John […]

August 7, 2017

Sermon August 6: Inseperable

Faith United Methodist Church August 6, 2017 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Kristabeth Atwood Scripture:  Romans 8:26-39 Prayer for Illumination: O God, open our hearts to hear your word of grace.  Give us honest spirits, that we may receive your gift.   Help us experience anew the surprise and joy that your presence in the word […]

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 […]

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