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An Ecumenical Church

How Do We Sing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land?

We are a small, diverse ecumenical church with members from different faith backgrounds and ways of expressing our faith. We hold in common the desire to follow Jesus through peacemaking, work for justice (especially economic justice), and environmental sanity.All are welcome, regardless of faith (or lack of it), religious background, age, gender, sexual orientation, wealth (or lack of it), ethnicity, or any other characteristic that ordinarily separates us from one another. We are open and affirming and value the differences among us. Check us out! We meet at the Festival Center at 1640 Columbia Rd NW in the Adams-Morgan neighborhood of Washington.  Our church services begin at 10:00 AM Sundays. Click here for map. 

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Most Recent Teachings Available

Talitha Koum

Crisely Melechio-Zambrano
Walton Schofield

July 1, 2018
Texts: [Full texts printed after the message]
     Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15, 2:23-24
     Psalm 130
     2 Corinthians 8:7-15
     Mark 5:21-43

To remind us of what we just heard, I want to repeat a line from each one of our readings.  Lines that really jumped out at me:

Book of Wisdom: God does not rejoice in the destruction of the living
Psalm: You changed my mourning into dancing
Epistle: Whoever had much did not have more, and whoever had little did not have less
Gospel: Talitha koum.  She should be given something to eat. 


Oh!   I love these readings.  Maybe it’s because I am such a tactile person.  Each of these readings is so deeply human and so deeply physical.  What’s more human than dying, mourning, dancing, the struggle for justice, and rising and eating?

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