Psummer of Psalms – A New View

Scripture: Psalm 23, Psalm 150 If this is your first Sunday at First United Methodist Church, I say welcome and we aren’t always like this. We usually worship in a large sanctuary at the other end of our campus. It’s under renovation, so we are in a new space for the summer and early fall. […]

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Sermon: 7/12/2015 Intro My first church was in Boston, Massachusetts, and like Oregon there’s a lottery there. A woman there became convinced that God was going to grant her a miracle and she was going to win the lottery. So each Wednesday night she would pray to God to help her win the Powerball. She […]

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Scripture – Psalm 1 One of my favorite passages by writer Anne Lamott is when she talks about the school lunch. I’ve shared before from her book Bird by Bird, where she says that school lunches “only looked like a bunch of kids eating lunch. [But] it was really about opening our insides in front […]

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Broken Dreams – Epiphany 5, 2015

January 8, 2015 Rev. Jeremy Smith Broken Dreams – Whole Hearted sermon #2 Psalm 139 The day was November 12th of 2008, the Saturday after the 2008 Elections were over. Think back to it. I don’t know what you were doing that day, but New Yorkers on a Saturday morning were in for a surprise. […]

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Wearing Out Our Christmas Clothes

Dec. 28, 2014 Rev. Jeremy Smith Wearing out our Christmas Clothes John 1:1-5 Introducing the Scripture In the Beginning. Does that sound familiar? It’s found in two books: Genesis which talks about how the earth was created, and in the Gospel according to John, written almost a century after Jesus was born. If any Gospel […]

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