Meditation on Jeremiah 31:31–34 and John 8:31-36 Reformation Sunday Pastor Karen Crawford First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown Oct. 30, 2022 Here is a link to the worship service, with my message: https://fb.watch/gvTuwGiCKs/ I was all set to begin writing my message for Reformation Sunday, when I found a letter that one of our members—Ron DeHart—gaveContinue reading “The Days Are Surely Coming“
Monthly Archives: October 2022
God, be merciful to me, a sinner!
Meditation on Luke 18:9-14 First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown, NY Pastor Karen Crawford Oct. 23, 2022 We gathered to celebrate the life of Pat Sartain yesterday and bear witness to our faith in a Risen Savior and the promise of resurrection to eternal life. It was quite a crowd of people! And a beautiful service,Continue reading “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!“
Meditation on John 11, selected verses In Memory of Patricia Sartain Pastor Karen Crawford First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown, NY Oct. 22, 2022 The yellow sweetheart roses were in a vase on the dining room table when I visited Tom on Tuesday. It was the 18th of the month—the special day he always celebrated withContinue reading “Unbound!“
One Body, One Spirit 10/21/22
Connecting the Faithful Pastor Karen Crawford Tracy Henchey, Newsletter Editor First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown, NY
So where are the other nine?
Meditation on Luke 17:11–19 First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown Pastor Karen Crawford Oct. 9, 2022 Link to the livestream of the worship, with my message: https://fb.watch/g3TPraiT-v/ Our confirmation students are, once again, gathering with me at the manse tonight, preparing to work on faith statements. This is the most challenging part of the entire confirmationContinue reading “So where are the other nine?“
One Body, One Spirit 10/7/2022
Connecting the Faithful Pastor Karen Crawford Tracy Henchey, editor
Fan into Flames!
Meditation on 2 Timothy 1:1–14 First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown, NY Pastor Karen Crawford World Communion Sunday Oct. 2, 2022 I had the pleasure of celebrating Home Communion on Wednesday with Karl and Ethel Kraft. They are longtime members of our church—both in their 90s—who have become largely home bound because of their health andContinue reading “Fan into Flames!“