Author: Kate Davidson

If You Had Been Here.

Mary and Martha both cry out to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”

It is a cry we may also have uttered in the face of another tragedy. Pastor Kate explores where God is in the midst of the violence of our lives, especially when we wonder if God is ever going to show up.

 

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 104:27-30
John 11:1-44

 


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If You Had Been Here.
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4’33”

Imagine entering a concert hall, ready to listen to one of the greatest composers play a piece, only to watch him sit at the piano and do nothing for four and a half minutes.

Pastor Kate follows the lead of composer John Cage and begins her sermon with 4 minutes, 33 seconds of “silence” (the silence is not included in the recording), playing with the idea of our preconceived notions and set definitions. Something Jesus did with the Pharisees 2000 years ago.

 

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 27:1-4
John 9:1-41

 


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Samaria

In the Gospel of John, Jesus travels back and forth between Jerusalem and Galilee several times. In the story of one trip, we hear that Jesus “had to go through Samaria”–which was enemy territory. But there were well traveled-routes between Judea and Galilee that avoided going through Samaria. So why did Jesus head straight for the place where he and his disciples were outsiders, where they would meet people who did not look or live or worship as they do, people with whom they had a long history of hostility and hurt?

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 42:1-3
John 4:1-42

 


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Uncomfortable

When Nicodemus takes a walk to visit Jesus one night, he leaves the places he knows best, where he feels comfortable and in control, and seeks the place where Jesus is. What about us? Will we leave our comfortable places, the places where we know our roles and rules and status, to find where Jesus is?

 

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 139:13-18
John 3:1-21

 


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Faith Lutheran Church

3313 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

703.525.9283 (Church)
703.525.1375 (Preschool)

Worship Times

8:00 AM (Traditional Service with Organ)
9:30 AM (Praise Service with Band)
11:00 AM (Blended - Piano and Organ)

We invite you to join us this Sunday.