We had such a special morning at RCC! I presided over a double baptism - a mother and son. It felt different to gather around the font with someone who was coming to it of their own free will. Don't get me wrong - I love infant baptisms, they are honestly one of my favorite things in the world to do. But this was special and it felt like such a privilege to have the opportunity to preside over this moment.
If you are looking for the video I talk about in my sermon, you can find it here.
- Rev. Sarah
Hi friends! Here is my sermon from this morning. If you are preaching on this text and looking for a children's sermon, I had all the kids wear crowns and we talked about what we would do if we were kings and queens and princes and princesses and then I talked about how Jesus said if we want to be great that we first have to serve others. I charged the kids (and later the adults) to do at least one thing to serve others this week.
Hi friends! Here is my sermon from this past Sunday, February 10th. For the first time, Bruce said to me after church, "I like the whole Year of Mark thing and I get why we are doing it, but I kind of miss the Old Testament." A year is definitely a long time to preach through one book! I'm already starting to think about what I want to do next. Any favorite sermon series? Things you'd like to hear my thoughts on?
Hi friends! Sorry I didn't get to post this on Sunday - we hosted an impromptu Super Bowl Party (although does anyone follow Young House Love on instagram? Apparently you're supposed to call it "the big game" because "super bowl" is under copyright - who knew?) and I also figured no one would be listening to my sermon during the Super Bowl anyway - ha!
But on that note - the RCC Super Bowl Challenge is on! I always tell the church that, if the Patriots win, Bruce and I would match, dollar for point, the total number of points the Patriots scored and donate the money to the church. At halftime (when the score was 3-0) our Financial Secretary texted me and said, "The church isn't going to make any money."
Granted, the Patriots helped us out a little bit more in the second half, but the challenge has sort of become a free-for-all - people are multiplying the number of points scored by the number of members in their household, by the number of Super Bowls Tom Brady has won, by the MVPs number or just arbitrarily giving me $20 because "that's what I have in my wallet." We also have a couple of Patriots-haters that are donating $3 for the Rams - ha!
So if you'd like to join in on the fun, you can send cash or a check to:
Rehoboth Congregational Church
P.O. Box 325
Rehoboth, MA 02769
Write "Super Bowl Challenge" in the memo line and let us know what your challenge is!
Here is my sermon from Sunday. Kind of a tough passage to preach on, but a really good message when you do the research and look at what Jesus is talking about.