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”

Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

Meditation on John 14 In Memory of Joyce Robinson 12/2/1937 ~ 6/24/2022 June 29, 2022 First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown Pastor Karen Crawford 1‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Father’s house there are many dwelling-places. If it were not so, would I have told you that IContinue reading “Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled”

Train Up Your Child in the Way They Should Go

Meditation on 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21 First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown, NY Pastor Karen Crawford June 26, 2022 Link to livestream video 15 Then the Lord said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael as king over Aram. 16 Also you shall anoint Jehu son of Nimshi asContinue reading “Train Up Your Child in the Way They Should Go”

Sing to One Another! Make Melody to the Lord!

Meditation on Ephesians 5 (Selected verses) Pastor Karen Crawford First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown June 19, 2022 Link to our Livestream Video from Worship: https://fb.watch/dLnrxPfXJv/ I’ve just recently returned from New Mexico. I am glad to be home. I missed my family and my flock! I was away on continuing education leave, working on aContinue reading “Sing to One Another! Make Melody to the Lord!”

God’s Gift of Life Is for All

Meditation on Acts 11: 1-18 Pastor Karen Crawford First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown, NY May 15, 2022 We are all moved in. Well, sort of. The living room and dining room are full of boxes. Not to mention the garage. I really don’t know WHAT’s in the garage. Not our cars, for sure! Thank you,Continue reading “God’s Gift of Life Is for All”

Where You Go, I Will Go!

Meditation on Ruth 1:1-18 First Presbyterian Church, Smithtown, NY Pastor Karen Crawford May 8, 2022 Link to recording of live-streamed worship service for Mother’s Day: https://fb.watch/cVcOCOLQ1B/ I can’t believe I am finally here with you— leading worship and sharing a message with you for the first time as my very own flock. Thank you forContinue reading “Where You Go, I Will Go!”

Plant a Garden

Meditation on John 20:1-18 Easter Sunday 2022 Pastor Karen Crawford The Presbyterian Church, Coshocton, Ohio Link to Livestreamed Recording of the service:https://fb.watch/ctfNlBYj3q/ Do we have any gardeners in the room? I was visiting with my next-door neighbor, Renate, a couple of days ago. Gardening and faith have been the basis of our friendship these pastContinue reading “Plant a Garden”

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