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Christina Smerick

Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; I Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30

Last week we celebrated Mary’s baptism, and in the midst of that celebration we were reminded of our own. During the time of Epiphany, this is part of what we’re called to do: “We remember our baptisms” during Epiphany. “We are known, claimed, called by [...]



Learning to Pay Attention – Brian Hartley

Isaiah 62:1-5; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11

Every time the train would approach a station the engine operator would repeat the drill. “Ladies and Gentlemen, please be careful descending the stairs as you disembark from the train. The steps are slippery and you should use the handrail. The conductor will assist you with [...]



Expecting God to Show Up – Ben Wayman

Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Today I’d like to talk about religious experience. Specifically, I’d like to talk about experiencing God and whether we should expect to experience God in church.

There are all kinds of ways that people talk about experiencing God. My friends in California say [...]