Entries by fhpcrichmond

“Make Space for the Unexpected”

Rev. Katherine Todd Jeremiah 31:1-6 Matthew 28:1-10   Jeremiah 31:1-6 At that time, says the Lord, I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people. Thus says the Lord: The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness; when Israel sought for rest, the Lord […]

“The Juxtaposition of Jesus”

Rev. Katherine Todd Philippians 2:5-11 Matthew 21:1-11   Philippians 2:5-11 Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human […]

“God Shows Up”

Rev. Katherine Todd John 9:1-41   Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, “Lord, he […]

“Are We Blind? Do We Not See?”

Rev. Katherine Todd John 9:1-41 As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. […]

“So Abram Went”

Rev. Katherine Todd Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 Genesis 12:1-4a   Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 What then are we to say was gained by Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and […]