The following is my sermon “To Know and to Be Known” delivered at First Church in Boston on September 15th, 2013.
Listen to sermon on the First Church Boston website.
To Know and To Be Known
Rev. Amy Freedman
First Church in Boston
September 15, 2013
I am honored to stand before you today. I am particularly grateful to Joyce and the Standing Committee for hiring me as your Consulting Minister. For a long time, I’ve held the aspiration to be part of a ministry team. So, I am delighted to be working with your talented Senior Minister, the Rev. Stephen Kendrick. As you can imagine, although this is my first Sunday preaching here, this is not my first day on the job. I have been attending some meetings. It has been a pleasure getting to know your staff. I am impressed by the skills of Catherine Bradfield and Zach Dunn as well as their team who I am still meeting. Plus, what a gift to get to know not one but two Ministerial Interns this year– Schuyler and David. Together our ideas and energies are amplified—we are off to a good start.
Like the pilgrim in this morning’s story, my arrival here follows a long journey. I carry with me the same longings for Peace, Love, and Joy. Although unlike the pilgrim, my spirit is not weary. Perhaps it is because I stopped at some of those storehouses along the way.