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Exodus 2:4-9

Jarrett McLaughlin August 30, 2020 Exodus 2:4-9 Pre-Scripture We don’t know her name – Meg reminded us last week.  We don’t know the name of this desperate mother, forced to set her child adrift on the fickle currents of chance. We don’t know her name, either, this privileged princess who one day went for a walk along the riverbank; who was confronted with a choice


2 Kings 22:3-13

Jarrett McLaughlin August 16, 2020 2 Kings 22:3-13 In the eighteenth year of King Josiah, the king sent Shaphan…the secretary, to the house of the Lord, saying, ‘Go up to the high priest Hilkiah, and have him count the entire sum of the money that has been brought into the house of the Lord, which the keepers of the threshold have collected from the people;


Luke 6:6-16

Jarrett McLaughlin August 9, 2020 Luke 6:6-16 This worship service began with a clip from the film “Finding Nemo,” where Nemo was inducted in to “the bonds of fraternal tankhood,” referring to their sharing a fish tank together.  In short, it’s an illustration of what it might look like to find belonging among unexpected companions.  A few turns of phrase in the sermon below presume


1 Corinthians 16:1-14

Jarrett McLaughlin July 5, 2020 1 Corinthians 16:1-14 Pre-Scripture: Our Scripture today comes from 1 Corinthians. Paul’s letter to the Corinthian Church is an astounding piece of literature…it contains some of Paul’s most beautiful prose. “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.” This letter


The Adjacent Possible

“The Adjacent Possible” Genesis 12:1-9 A reading from Genesis, chapter 12 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great so that you will be a blessing. 3I will bless those


All Of That And None Of That

Hi, this is weird. Twenty years ago, I used to sit in the second to last row of the balcony so being here is unexpected. It’s quite humbling in fact. We’ve been on something of an adventure these past few weeks. We packed all of our belongings up on the moving truck about a month ago and we won’t see it all until mid-September when