Entries by Rev. Sarah TevisTownes

Be the Church: Protect the Environment

Job 12:7-10 <Sarah has a moving box> What’s in the box? It doesn’t matter. But it must be important. Because I’ve moved it across 4 states!  And you’d think that after 10 years, I’d realize that maybe, whatever’s in here might be okay to find its way from my house to the Assistance League or […]

Be the Church: Care for the Poor

“Be the Church: Care for the Poor” James 2:1-6, Sirach 4:1-10 I want to start out today with an exercise…   EXERCISE: Use the race track and watch your progress. You may end well ahead of the starting line or behind it… 1 If you are right-handed, take one step forward.   2 If English […]

God with us – An Easter Message

After the resurrection, the Disciples don’t recognize Jesus at first.   In the early morning fog, Mary thinks Jesus is the gardener.   In our text from Luke, we hear that two other Disciples believe him to be an ordinary traveler on the road.   And who can blame them?   We’ve all had those […]

Freedom from Shame

Scriptures (click links to be redirected to the scripture): Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12   Introduction to Psalm 51: In order to understand today’s text, we need to know the backstory.   King David, the man who as a boy slew the giant Goliath, has gotten himself into a bit of trouble.   King David, the […]