Worship for January 15, 2023


“What Are You Looking For?”

Sunday, January 15 at 11 am | Bulletin

“What are you looking for?” John 1:38

These are the first words Jesus speaks in the Gospel According to John. He asks that of two disciples of John the Baptist who have caught a glimpse of him, become curious, and started to trail him. And he asks us that same question.

“What are you looking for?” We, too, have caught a glimpse or two of Jesus. And we are curious, maybe desperate, to see more.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer posed this as the central question for Christians: “Who is Jesus Christ for us today?” That’s a good question. But the answer depends, in some part, on what it is we’re looking for.

See you Sunday.



Join us for a congregational conversation about Pastor K Karpen’s renewal leave in Summer 2023. We’ll hear about K’s plans for his renewal, chat about what the interim period will look like for SPSA as a congregation, and answer any questions.


Today is Human Relations Day, which calls United Methodists to recognize the right of all God’s children in realizing their potential as human beings in relationship with one another.

One of the Special Sunday Offerings of The United Methodist Church, a special collection benefits neighborhood ministries through community developers, supports community advocacy through United Methodist Voluntary Services and works with at-risk teens through the Youth Offender Rehabilitation Program.

Donate to Human Relations Day here or using the special offering envelope at Sunday’s Worship Service.