Monday, November 19, 2012

Sermon by George Murnaghan

What Being a Member of Redeemer Means to Me
George Murnaghan
November 18, 2012

A few months ago, Kate and I had a conversation in which I expressed some thoughts about what it means to me to be a member of Redeemer, and Kate offered that this topic might be worth preaching on some time.  So here I am.

But me being up here is not quite that simple.  For the friends and family who have known me the longest, the idea that I would be an active congregant at a church, let alone preaching a sermon, doesn’t square easily with the George they have known.  For while I had a church-going, Episcopalian upbringing, once I was confirmed, I had in essence fulfilled my familial requirement, and seeing no strong reason to continue attending church, I stopped going.  I guess you could call it the “13 and out” program.