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Held at Epiphany Lutheran Church
9122 Sybert Dr
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Office: 3525 Ellicott Mills Drive, Suite A
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Courthouse Square Office Complex

Sermons by Rev. Jane Bennett Smith

Less Beautiful Without You

This Sunday, we explore the importance and necessity of pluralism, honoring that we are all diverse, varied, unique, sacred beings on this earth we call home.  We are called to celebrate each other and all the blessed differences we embody. How can we meet each individual in our midst with love, curiosity, and respect? How can we grow, thrive, and flourish through…

For the Wonders of the Earth

The earth provides us with the precious gift of life itself, and yet we are day by day destroying it for profit. As a nation fueled by capitalism, tending to our sacred plant has fallen to the wayside as greed prevails. How can we see each element of nature as a “thou,” not an “it,” and heal our world in the process?

I Am Because We Are

This Sunday, we explore the African philosophy of Ubuntu. In this philosophy, each person is held intimately in relationship with one another, adopting the phrase, “A person is a person through other persons.”  Espousing this worldview fosters a unique understanding of what it means to live a spiritual life and offers a distinctive roadmap towards resolving conflict. What can we learn from…

The Facade of the Individual

This Sunday, we reflect on the individualism that is so pervasive and embedded in this country’s culture.  We explore in depth the many pitfalls of this philosophy. In response, may we ask, how can we orient ourselves, instead, towards a collective mindset that values the whole instead of the self? We are invited to realize that we are inescapably interconnected; we need…

Hope, Love, and Faith Transformed

This Sunday, we join to celebrate Easter.  The Christian holiday depicts the resurrection of a savior, offering rich metaphors for our own faith tradition.  How does this idea of risen life after death cultivate our own understanding of hope, love, and faith? How does this serve as a catalyst to transformation?