Capitol Hill United Methodist Church, Washington, DC Podcast
About This Show
This podcast features the weekly sermon message, usually presented by our pastor, Rev. Alisa Lasater Wailoo. CHUMC is located at 5th Street and Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC, and we embrace as a gift the diversity of our neighborhood and the world, celebrating our human family's diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, faith history, economic status, marital status, physical and mental ability, and education. We affirm that all people are created in the image of God and as beloved children of God, all are worthy of God's love and grace.
Recognizing that there are differences among us, we still believe that we can love alike even though we may not think alike. We proclaim this statement of welcome to all who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in the church or in society. We invite all people to join us in our faith journey toward greater love, understanding, and mutual respect.
Most Recent Episode
Does God Have a Home?
7 days ago
So the story goes... St. Patrick was kidnapped into slavery from his home in England at the age of 16. After years of slavery in Ireland he escaped, returned to his homeland, and became a priest. But one night, God woke him with a dream, encouraging him to go back to his captors - to the strange land Ireland - and take the Good News of Jesus Christ there. Until St. Patrick, Christianity had not spread past the Roman Empire, but God asked St. Patrick to leave his home and return to the place he was enslaved to help set THEM free with the grace that comes from God in Jesus.
Ask yourself who God is asking you to forgive? Where in your life or history is God asking you to extend God’s grace? For when God’s heart becomes our home, it’s not luck but a love that knows no boundaries that takes us to the strange land of healing and reconciliation.
As we explore “Does God Have Home?” in this sermon through 1 Kings 8 and Luke 2:41-52, passages about the Temple dedication, the extravagant number of sacrifices, and Jesus making the Temple a priority, ask yourself why you take time to come to a "temple” and worship God? And take a moment to define “extravagance” from God’s perspective.