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Videos by Rev. Emily Berman D'Andrea

Abiding in Love

Sunday, May 6, 2018.  Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Acts 8:26 – 40; John 15:1-17 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT The time has come for us to delve into our farewell discourse.   I shared with the children last Sunday that I am not comfortable with farewell discourses, or rather with goodbyes.  Goodbyes are hard for me…

Something’s Going On Here

Sunday, April 29, 2018.  Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Acts 8:26 – 40; 1 John 4:7-16 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT My 10th grade British Literature teacher was passionate about the subject he taught.  Some of what I learned from Mr. Ciciotte in that high school classroom comes to mind now as I reread books he…

Can I Get a Witness

Sunday, April 15, 2018.  Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Acts 3:12–19; Luke 24:36-48 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above. SERMON TEXT I just finished reading The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch.  The book is based on a lecture Professor Pausch gave at Carnegie Mellon University shortly after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  Randy Pausch was raised in Columbia,…

Loving Life!

Sunday, March 18, 2018.  Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 12:20-33 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT I just finished reading a young adult novel called Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum.  I read young adult fiction on occasion because I like to read what Beverly’s reading and also because I like to keep…

A Spirited Forty Days

Sunday, February 18, 2018.  Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Genesis 9:8-19; Mark 1:9-15 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT Today we are going to spend a little bit of time with the number 40.  Some of the local schools have a 100th day of school project.  In Fairfax County I believe Friday was the 100th day of…

Listen!

Sunday, February 11, 2018.  Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching. Scripture Readings:  2 Kings 2:1-12; Mark 9:2-9 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT I’ve shared with you all before that I listen to audiobooks while driving in my car.  I started doing this during the primary season before the most recent Presidential election and have just continued. In 2017 I…

Epiphany: Being the Light

Sunday, January 7, 2018.  Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above. SERMON TEXT On the twelfth day of Christmas we celebrate Epiphany, which marks the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of the season of light.  From now until Ash Wednesday we’ll be focusing on how the light of…

Making the Humble Great

Sunday, November 5, 2017.  Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching. Scripture Reading:  Matthew 23:1-12 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT A friend gave me a witch costume which I wore this past Halloween while passing out candy.  I had all kinds of fun with the trick-or-treaters who came to our door.  I would open the door and give the…