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Start with the Ending

Jarrett McLaughlin “Start With The Ending” March 29, 2020 Revelation 21:1-5 I know that there’s lots of talk out there about how we can make the most of our social distancing – now that all of our frenetic activity has been taken away we can re-discover a calmer, more natural, more healthy rhythm of life. That’s a good way to look at things. AND –


Dis-Graced for the Cure

Jarrett McLaughlin “Dis-Graced for the Cure” March 8, 2020 Mark 1:40-45  Scripture:  40 A leper came to Jesus begging him, and kneeling he said to him, “If you choose, you can make me clean.” 41 Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, “I do choose. Be made clean!” 42 Immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean. 43 After sternly warning him he sent him away


Good Guilt?

Meg Peery McLaughlin “Good Guilt?” March 1, 2020 Psalm 51  Scripture: 1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. 4 Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil


Marked for Love

Rev. Kate Fiedler “Marked for Love” Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 (MSG) Tonight’s scripture is from the Gospel according to Matthew, joining Jesus in middle of his Sermon on the Mount.  I’ll be reading from Eugene Peterson’s translation, The Message. Listen to this! Scripture: 6 “Be especially careful when you are trying to be good so that you don’t make a performance


PCM Sunday

PCM Sunday February 23, 2020 Homily 1: Emily Pittman Scripture Reading from Genesis 1, verses 4 through 5 Scripture: And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness God called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. Sermon: Shalom, is a powerful word. I have to


Forget The Brothers K – Here Come The Daughters Z #girldad

Jarrett McLaughlin “Forget The Brothers K – Here Come The Daughters Z #girldad” February 16, 2020 Numbers 26:63-27:11 Intro to Scripture (11:00 Only) I’m about to let you all in on a secret that only the Pastor Nominating Committee – the PNC – really knows about me.  There’s a certain preaching trope that I have been known to employ from time to time…sometimes I like


Put your Whole Self In

Kim Rubish “Put your Whole Self In” February 9, 2020 Isaiah 58: 3-9, 12 Scripture: “Why do we fast, but you do not see? Why humble ourselves, but you do not notice?” Look, you serve your own interest on your fast day, and oppress all your workers. 4 Look, you fast only to quarrel and to fight and to strike with a wicked fist. Such fasting


A Trial at Every Turn

Meg Peery McLaughlin “A Trial at Every Turn” February 2, 2020 Micah 6: 1-8   Each week in staff meeting, we read the text for the week. It’s a way for us to center ourselves in the story and get to know each other better in our conversations. This week’s text, Micah 6:8 is a favorite. I wonder how many of you know it by


Who is This?

Meg Peery McLaughlin “Who is This?” January 26, 2020 Mark 4:35-41   Scripture: On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.”  And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was


Polarize or Compromise

Jarrett McLaughlin January 19, 2020 2 Kings 5:9-19   Pre-Scripture: If you were here last week – I told you we would be doing two weeks on one text.  Last week we grounded ourselves in the story of Naaman, the Aramaean General who went to the prophet Elisha for healing.  We zeroed in on the slave girl serving in his house who should have plenty