Finding Joy

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scripture: John 20:1-18  Easter is a time of incredible joy. Just in the secular world, it’s a joyful time. I mean, there’s the Easter Bunny and little baby chickens and dioramas in the Washington Post made out of marshmallow Peeps. There’s springtime and bright flowers and blue, sunny skies – at least,…

Fifth Sunday

Preacher: Nate Hosler Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34, John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10 In the 4th century at a time when the church began to align with the empire, certain people began withdrawing from the world to secluded places—often the desert. Monastic communities were formed around orders of strict discipline to foster greater focus on God (Encyclopedia of…

Lisa Houff – Photographer/Videographer

Lisa is a photographer and videographer based in the Shenandoah Valley. She is a friend of Washington City and attends the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren in Virginia. Recently, Lisa photographed the natural phenomenon, NEOWISE Comet, discovered by astronomers in March 2020. View Lisa’s photographs and read about her process below. To learn more about…

Up and Down

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scripture: Numbers 21:4-9 John 3:14-21 When I read these passages, my mind went back to a board game that I used to like to play when I was a kid. I haven’t played it or seen it in a long time, but I know it’s still out there. Our version of the…

Artist of Souls

Preacher: Jessie Houff Scripture: Exodus 20:1-17 and John 2:13-22 As I was preparing the worship earlier this week, I was looking for opening prayers. I found one that began with addressing God as, “Artist of Souls”. It was the one I opened our service with today. There are countless names for God that we’ve heard…

TAKEN FOR GRANTED

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scripture: Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22 It’s amazing what we take for granted. Julia and I have lived within a half hour of Washington DC for over 25 years. I love theater and musical performance. Before the pandemic, the Kennedy Center offered some sort of free musical or theatrical performance…

Glowing Heart(s)

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-11, Mark 9:2-9 The prophet Elijah, after a life of ministry, is swooped up in a chariot of fire. Where did he go? What is he doing? Like a movie (Avengers? Back to the Future?) when the person disappears and then is plunked down in the future or past,…

Jacob Crouse – Musician

Jacob is a DC based musician and serves as a music leader at Washington City as well as running projection, audio, and recording. He is also a member at Warrensburg Church of the Brethren in the MO/ARK District. In college, Jacob came up with his own definition of music:  “Music is the aural expression of…

Joy Kraybill – Card Maker

Joy is a longtime friend of the Washington City Church of the Brethren and currently attends Elizabethtown CoB in Pennsylvania. Each February, Joy gathers with friends and children to create special Valentines. She has been all across the country making unique cards to spread holiday smiles. Scroll down to see and read more about Joy’s…