Where Is Your Treasure?

Meditation on Luke 12: 13-34 First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown Pastor Karen Crawford July 31, 2022 Link to live-streamed video: https://fb.watch/eCz83o4Rv0/     We hosted a funeral for a man named Michael Turrell in our sanctuary yesterday. That’s why for some of us who were here yesterday, it feels like there were 2 Sundays this weekend!Continue reading “Where Is Your Treasure?”

A House Eternal in the Heavens

Meditation on John 14:18-27 In Memory of Michael C. Turrell Aug. 22, 1937-May 13, 2022 Pastor Karen Crawford    July 30, 202      Michael Turrell could fix, make or do anything.     He rebuilt the garage from the ground up. In his career, he worked as an electrical engineer for an elevator company. But his favoriteContinue reading “A House Eternal in the Heavens”

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Meditation on Luke 11-13 First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown Pastor Karen Crawford July 24, 2022 Link to recording of livestreamed service: https://fb.watch/exzE_CkDDf/ On Thursday, Jim and I visited the Smithtown Emergency Food Pantry. We worked alongside Marci and Alexis from our congregation and other faithful women to help neighbors struggling with food insecurity. I wasContinue reading “Lord, Teach Us to Pray”

Mary and Martha Host Jesus for Dinner

Meditation on Luke 10:38-42 First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown Pastor Karen Crawford July 17, 2022 Link to livestreamed recording: https://fb.watch/eldNUKMFvV/ Jim and I hosted our first fellowship gathering at the manse this week. We welcomed the deacons and their spouses and children on Wednesday night for a cook-out. Jim grilled and our guests brought deliciousContinue reading “Mary and Martha Host Jesus for Dinner”

Who Is My Neighbor?

Meditation on Luke 10:25–37 First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown, NY Pastor Karen Crawford July 10, 2022 Link to live-streamed video: https://fb.watch/edw3JlGZJ8/ Long Islanders like our white picket fences and stone walls! That’s my conclusion from talking walks in our St. James neighborhood. Decorative rocks line the streets on both sides, where the grass ends andContinue reading “Who Is My Neighbor?”

Go, Wash in the Jordan

Meditation on 2 Kings 5:1-14 First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown Pastor Karen Crawford July 3, 2022 Link to Live-stream video: https://fb.watch/e2EfoOpaXW/ When I first heard the call to parish ministry, I wasn’t working in a parish. I was serving as a campground chaplain for Codorus State Park in Pennsylvania leading ecumenical worship in an outdoorContinue reading “Go, Wash in the Jordan”

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