Sermons

Normal Never Was, God Always Is

Meg Peery McLaughlin Normal Never Was, God Always Is September 19, 2021 Exodus 3: 1-15 Exodus 3: 1-15 Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There...

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A Matter of Prepositions

Meg Peery McLaughlin “A Matter of Prepositions” September 12, 2021 Congregational Retreat Galatians 5: 1, 16, 22-25     Prayer for Illumination Guide us O God by your Word and Spirit that in your light we may see light in your truth find freedom and in your...

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The Preposterous Posthumous

Jarrett McLaughlin “The Preposterous Posthumous” September 5, 2021 1 Kings 3, Selections   Pre-Sermon: I don’t know if you are familiar with what is called a Lectionary.  A lectionary is a suggested schedule of Biblical readings to order worship in the Church.  The...

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Talk Story

Jarrett McLaughlin “Talk Story” August 29, 2021 James 1:19-27 Pre-Sermon: Last week the staff was on a Zoom training for our new database – ACS Realm. I hope you’ve gotten your invitation; I encourage you to upload a great picture! During the training session, the...

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Ephesians 6:10-17

Meg Peery McLaughlin August 22, 2021 (Day before School) Ephesians 6:10-17 Prayer of Illumination There is so much news, God, that breaks our heart. So so much. Speak your good news we pray. To strengthen our hearts, minds, bodies to do your will and to rest in your...

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“What Would It Take?”

“What Would It Take?” Psalm 84 Jarrett McLaughlin August 15, 2021 Pre-Sermon: Just three weeks ago we were about to have our first worship service with people here. Not the August 1st re-gathering day, but the week before when we had a smaller group that was coming to...

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Matthew 20:1-16

Matthew 20:1-16 Meg Peery McLaughlin August 8, 2021 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage,[a] he sent them into his vineyard. 3...

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Exodus 14:10-15

Jarrett McLaughlin August 1, 2021 Exodus 14:10-15 Our reading today comes from the book of Exodus. The book’s namesake comes from this moment – the moment they leave Egypt and enslavement. The word exodus means “a way out.” And yet – as with all stories that involve...

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To Whom Can We Go?

“To Whom Can We Go?” Meg Peery McLaughlin July 25, 2021 Prayer of Illumination We have come again, hungry for life. So, God, do what you do, we pray. Speak. We are listening. Amen. John 6:56-69 Jesus said: 56Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I...

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