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Luke 19:1-10

Meg Peery McLaughlin October 18, 2020 Luke 19:1-10   Scripture: Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through it.  2 A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich.  3 He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature.  4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him,


Acts 10: 1-17, 34-35

Meg Peery McLaughlin October 4, 2020 Acts 10: 1-17, 34-35 On this World Communion Sunday, we turn to a story about food, and more so, about the expansive grace of God. Before we feast, and before we read, let us first pray. Prayer for Illumination Almighty God, by your Holy Spirit, illumine the sacred page, we pray, that our minds may be open to receive


2 Samuel 21:1-14

Meg Peery McLaughlin September 27, 2020 2 Samuel 21:1-14 Our UPC Children’s Committee organized a drive thru pick up a couple weeks back— faith resources for families to use at home. A beautiful children’s bible was included, which captures a vast collection of our God stories. But I’ll tell you the story we are about to read from 2nd Samuel, it isn’t in there. No


Matthew 9: 14-17

Meg Peery McLaughlin September 13, 2020 Matthew 9: 14-17 Then the disciples of John came to Jesus, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?” 15 And he said to them, “The wedding guests cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they


Exodus 2:1-10

Meg Peery McLaughlin Exodus 2:1-10 August 23, 2020 Scripture: Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman. 2 The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a fine baby, she hid him three months. 3 When she could hide him no longer she got a papyrus basket for him, and plastered it with bitumen and pitch; she


Daniel 3

Meg Peery McLaughlin August 2, 2020 Daniel 3 Our story from the Old Testament today begins with King Nebuchadnezzar making a golden statue and commanding everyone to bow down and worship it whenever they heard the sound of the horn or else they’d be through into a furnace of blazing fire. The king learns that three Jews, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who worked for the


To see another person is to love the face of God

To see another person is to love the face of God August 25, 2019 Luke 13: 10-17 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her


First Impressions

August 11, 2019 Matthew 4: 12-23 First Impressions We do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from your mouth, O God. And we confess that we are hungry for life. Speak. We are listening. Amen. Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea,