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Speaker: Intern Pastor Miriam Hanson

Overwhelming Generosity

In this week’s scripture, Jesus asks his disciples, “What do you want from me?” Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam considers, “What do we want from Jesus, and what does Jesus want from us?”

Accompanying Scripture:
Mark 10:32-52

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Transfiguration

This week we learn about the disciples’ experience with Jesus, when they witness him transfigured. Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam invites us to experience the infinite wonder of God, whenever and however God appears to us.

Accompanying Scripture:
Mark 8:27-38, Mark 9:1-8

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Holy Persistence

IP Miriam considers our resistance to unsolicited teaching or advice, and how God is ever persistent in showing us a new way of being: one of compassion and love.

Accompanying Scripture:
Mark 6:1-29

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Jairus’ Daughter Healed

Intern Pastor Miriam reflects on what it’s like to live in a world full of urgency, and explores the ways in which God already has all the time we need.

Accompanying Scripture:
Mark 5:21-43

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Isaiah of the Exile

In this second week of Advent, Intern Pastor Miriam explores our human fragility. Like grass, a mere puff of wind or a tiny bump on the path of life can knock us over. Like the baby whose birth we are awaiting, we are fragile. But God and God’s promise of love are firm and unshakable. We hear the Word of God that stands strong forever, ready to comfort us always.  

Accompanying Scripture:
Isaiah 40:1-11

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Josiah’s Reform

The holidays bring out stress in interesting ways. Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam reflects on the woes and benefits of holiday cleaning, and considers how King Josiah’s deep-clean of the temple brought the people into a closer, more committed, relationship with God.

Accompanying Scripture:
2nd Kings 22:1-20; 23:1-3

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Hosea

When faced with the demands of the world, we often struggle to put our trust in God. But God is a loving God, and God forgives us and calls us beloved children over and over again.

Accompanying Scripture:
Hosea 11: 1-9; Mark 10: 13-14

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David Anointed King

We are often reminded that God is present and is with us, but we don’t always talk about how God is present. This week IP Miriam reflects on reunification, the work of God through us, and God’s invitation to celebrate the presence of God ever with us.

Accompanying Scripture:
2 Samuel 5:1-5; 6:1-5; Psalm 150; Mark 11:8-10

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Ruth

Shrek, the comforts of familiarity, and Ruth: This week Intern Pastor Miriam contemplates how we can sometimes find ourselves getting a little too comfortable, and how the story of Ruth and Naomi challenges us to take risks, care for others, and trust in God’s promise to always go where we go.

Accompanying Scripture:
Ruth 1:1-17

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Moses and God’s Name

In this week’s sermon, I.P. Miriam considers the story of Moses and the burning bush and what it means to have credentials, and discusses how God’s credentials equip us to find holy ground all around us.

Accompanying Scripture:
Exodus 1:8-14; 3:1-15

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3313 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

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10:00 AM Streaming Worship

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