West End United Methodist Church

The Laughter of Sarah

Speakers:Carol Cavin-Dillon
Topics:Children's moment, Sermon, Sunday service

In our sermon series using texts from Genesis with the theme “Family Matters,” today’s story is of the announcement to Abraham and Sarah that in their very old age they would have a baby.  Sarah, overhearing this announcement, laughs in disbelief and despair, having given up hope in God’s earlier promise of offspring.  In our time of COVID-19 and distress over the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, we, too, may find ourselves in disbelief and despair, not relying on God.  But this story asks, is there anything too wonderful for God?   (NOTE: We usually post the 11 o’clock service, but with the COVID-19 threat we are having only the 8:45 service today, and that is the service we are posting.  NOTE:  Although the video begins with the Children’s Moment, once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The video of the entire service is available to watch.)


  • Genesis :18:1-15