Speaker: Rev. Kate Davidson

Fish for People

In this Sunday’s story from Luke, we meet a fisherman who had just finished a long night of fishing, was washing his nets, and likely very happy to be headed home to rest, when Jesus commandeers his boat. Eventually, Jesus takes this fisherman and his buddies out to sea and ridiculously instructs them to recast their nets in waters that were previously empty. The results are shocking to them! Listen as Pastor Kate considers what shocking results we might experience with Jesus even when we are exhausted and coming up empty.

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 90:14-17, Luke 5:1-11

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Jesus’ Baptism

Trees produce fruit because that’s who they are. The same can be said about followers of Christ. This week, with the story of Jesus’ baptism, we hear again the promise of being claimed as a child of God in the waters of baptism that shape our identity in a way that should produce fruit; good fruit. Listen as Pastor Kate explores what this means for Christians today in the wake of the attack on our Capitol.

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 51:6-17, Luke 3:1-22

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Jesus’ Birth Announced

In our reading this week, Mary learns from Gabriel that she will be the mother of God. And we wait with expectation – the same hopeful expectation Mary had. Listen as Pastor Kate explores how – along with the lights, trees, ornaments, and stockings – we begin to shift our priorities and anticipate what God’s presence in our lives will mean for us, waiting with hopeful expectation for the God who is already here and will be again soon.

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 113, Luke 1:26-56

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God’s Promised Spirit

This December is punctuated by a pandemic and for many shrouded by pain, suffering, and despair. If there were ever a year we need Advent, it’s this year, and this week’s text reminds us of that. Joel, an unlikely prophet, stands in the ruins of his city looking for hope. Listen as Pastor Kate explores where we might find that same hope in our lives now.

Accompanying Scripture:
Joel 2:12-13, 28-29, Luke 11:13

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God Promises a New Covenant

Anyone who has a tattoo knows the painful process of having something written indelibly into their skin. Yet, what is there will be forever (laser removal withstanding). Which seems like a good analogy for God’s promise to create a new covenant with the people of God and to write the law on our hearts. Listen as Pastor Kate explores what this means, for us to have God’s law written into our hearts.

Accompanying Scripture:
Jeremiah 36:1-8, 21-23,27-28; then 31:31-34, Luke 22:19-20

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God Calls Isaiah

In this week’s reading, Isaiah finds himself in front of God while the world around him is collapsing. After having his lips cleansed with a burning coal, he volunteers to be sent to proclaim God’s glory to a world in need. Listen as Pastor Kate explores what it means to do hard things for the glory of God.

Accompanying Scripture:
Isaiah 6:1-8, Luke 5:8-10

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God Answers Hannah

Often we pray and sometimes it seems our prayers go unanswered. But there are those times, like in this Sunday’s story from 1 Samuel, when God does answer our prayers. Listen as Pastor Kate explores how God does hear us and has more power than anything else in this world, including our current problems.

Accompanying Scripture:
1 Samuel 1:9-11, 19-20; 2:1-10, Luke 1:46-55

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The Promise of Passover

In the Exodus (which literally translated from Greek means “way out”) story, Moses and the Israelites were looking for the exit from slavery. This week we heard the end of that story, when God provides them the exit sign they are looking for. Listen as Pastor Kate explores the ways God provides even for us today.

Accompanying Scripture:
Exodus 12:1-13; 13:1-8, Luke 22:14-20

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God’s Promise to Abraham

This week we hear God’s promise to Abram (who will soon become Abraham) at a time when it seems Abram’s been waiting forever for it to come true and circumstances make it seem impossible. Listen as Pastor Kate explores the ways God provides answers and hope when we are faced with the disappointment of empty promises in our lives today.

Accompanying Scripture:
Genesis 15:1-6, Luke 3:8

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Times of Trial

“God doesn’t give us more than we can handle.” It’s a go-to saying for many when we’re unsure of how to help soothe a friend or family member in distress. Listen as Pastor Kate dives into that phrase and the request that we ask of God, to “save us from the time of trial,” in the Lord’s prayer.

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 130, Matthew 6:9-13

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Faith Lutheran Church

3313 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

703.525.9283 (Church)
703.525.1375 (Preschool)

Worship Times

10:00 AM Streaming Worship

We invite you to join us this Sunday.