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Wedding Crashers

Wedding Crashers John 2: 1-11 October 13, 2019 Jarrett McLaughlin Pre-Scripture:   Frances Taylor-Gench was my New Testament professor.  She advised us to pay close attention to the first thing Jesus does in public in each of the Gospels.  It will tell you something of who Jesus is in the eyes of that Gospel writer. In Matthew – he pulls up a stool and teaches

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Where the Green Grass Grows

Meg Peery McLaughlin Where the Green Grass Grows World Communion Sunday October 6, 2019 Mark 6: 30-44   30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31He said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32And

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A Holy Waste

September 29, 2019 A Holy Waste Meg Peery McLaughlin John 12:1-8   Prayer of Illumination   We do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from your mouth, O God. Make us hungry for your word that it may nourish us today in the ways of love through Jesus Christ, Amen.   Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany,

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Enough is Enough

Jarrett McLaughlin “Enough is Enough” Exodus 16 September 22, 2019 Pre-Scripture: This box of sand here typically lives in our Godly Playroom. During the 11:00 service, our 4, 5 and 6-year-olds gather in a circle and play within the stories of our faith. Whenever one of the biblical stories takes place in the wilderness, the storyteller puts this desert box in the middle of the

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Remember your Lines

Rev. Meg Peery McLaughlin September 15 Remember your Lines   Prayer of Illumination Jesus, you do love us. Help us hear it again. We are ready to be reminded. Amen.   Matthew 4: 1-11 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterward, he was famished. 3The

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Wonderfully Known

Ashley-Anne Masters September 8, 2019   Text not available.        

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Persistently Inconsistent

Jarrett McLaughlin Persistently Inconsistent September 1, 2019 Philemon 1:1-21 Pre-Scripture: Did you see the pictures last week? Women wearing white dresses and head wraps against brown skin and dark hair, wading into the waves off the Virginia shore. One by one they scooped up water into gourds and poured it over the heads of their sisters – the water poured almost like a baptism. These

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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

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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

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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,

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