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A Meal to Remember

Exodus 12:1-14, 26-27 Rev. Elizabeth Michael Preached at University Presbyterian Church, Chapel Hill, NC September 10, 2017             Last week Kate preached from the third chapter of Exodus; today we pick up in chapter twelve.  I’ll ask your indulgence for a moment as I attempt to cover the ground of those nine intervening chapters before reading today’s lesson.  Last week left Moses standing barefoot beside

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Hosannas Betrayed

Mark 11:1-11 A Sermon by Robert E. Dunham University Presbyterian Church Chapel Hill, North Carolina Palm/Passion Sunday                April 9, 2017             Palm Sunday is such an enigmatic day.  It feels, on the one hand, like a festival.  There is mirth and jubilation, the waving of palm fronds.  The crowds greeting Jesus are hopeful, expectant. “Hosanna!” they shout.  They remember the 118th Psalm: they cry, “Blessed

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Saints Together

SAINTS TOGETHER Matthew 5:1-12 A Communion Meditation by Robert E. Dunham University Presbyterian Church Chapel Hill, North Carolina All Saints’ Sunday                  November 6, 2016             Tuesday looms large in everyone’s hearts and minds, as we try to find our way through in such an unsettled time in our land. Somewhere this week I read someone’s comment that it feels like we are watching a

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North Star

2 Timothy 1:1-14 A Communion Meditation by Robert E. Dunham University Presbyterian Church Chapel Hill, North Carolina Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost October 2, 2016 At the beginning of Ron Rash’s novel, Above the Waterfall, the county sheriff, Les, is just three weeks from retirement. Les might have hoped his last weeks would be straightforward and simple, but he finds himself dealing with an escalating conflict

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