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?

The Life That Really Is Life

Meditation on 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Pastor Karen Crawford First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown Sept. 25, 2022 These last few weeks have been hectic. Volunteers and staff have been working hard, preparing for the installation and reception this afternoon. I hope you all are coming! Thank you to those who joined in with this labor ofContinue reading The Life That Really Is Life

“When she and her household were baptized”

Meditation on Acts 16:9-15 First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown, NY Pastor Karen Crawford Sept. 18, 2022 Link to livestreamed service: https://fb.watch/fDhUJBtRPO/ The first child I baptized was an infant. His name was Sam. I came to church a day or two before the service to set up what I needed and practice the baptism, withoutContinue reading “When she and her household were baptized”

Lost and Found

Meditation on Luke 15:1-10 First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown, NY Pastor Karen Crawford Sept. 11, 2022 Link to livestreamed video from worship: https://fb.watch/fu580OT4l6/ I had a funny beginning planned for my message today. I was all set—and then late last night, I started over. Because it’s Rally Day—and this is so important, our ministry forContinue reading Lost and Found

“I appeal to you on the basis of love”

Meditation on Philemon 1- 22 First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown, NY Pastor Karen Crawford Sept. 4, 2022 Link to live-streamed recording: https://fb.watch/fn9TUkalfk/ It’s Labor Day weekend! Any of you have family picnics or barbecues planned? Jim and I have something special planned for our first Labor Day weekend with you. We have been invited toContinue reading “I appeal to you on the basis of love”

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