Sermons

In the Meantime

Meg Peery McLaughlin “In the Meantime” November 13, 2022 Mark 13: 32-37 Mark 13: 32-37 32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Beware, keep alert for you do not know when the time will come. 34 It...

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Isaiah 40:21-31

Jarrett McLaughlin November 6, 2022 Isaiah 40:21-31 Pre-Sermon: Our reading comes from the prophet Isaiah, today. The most well-known part of this text always reminds me of being in college, desperately trying to get Meg’s attention. There is really no theological...

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Called to Be Saints

Robert E. Dunham “Called to Be Saints” October 30, 2022 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Introduction to the Reading Some time back now someone posted online a rather cheeky five-point summary one could use to outline each of the letters of the apostle Paul. Read them all, the...

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Help: I Can’t Help Myself

Jarrett McLaughlin Help: I Can’t Help Myself October 23, 2022 Mark 1:32-39 Pre-Scripture Today is Children’s Sabbath. We have our 4th and 5th grade students leading in worship, while children of other ages are helping in other ways. It is a joy to have these young...

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Help: Everybody Hurts

Meg Peery McLaughlin Help: Everybody Hurts October 16, 2022 2 Corinthians 12: 7-9 and Matthew 7: 7-12 Prayer of Illumination Everlasting God, whose tenacious love holds us: make our hearts the house of your truth, and make our minds the realm of your wisdom through...

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Help: Drop the Micah

Jarrett McLaughlin Help: Drop the Micah October 9, 2022 Micah 6: 6-8 Pre-Scripture: “Okay, I’ve got it now…I’m certain it’s this way.” That’s what I said as I marched a mixed group of my children and their cousins up a steep hill. It had started raining…hard…but we...

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Luke 15: 1-10

Meg Peery McLaughlin World Communion Sunday October 2, 2022 Luke 15: 1-10 Prayer of Illumination Gracious God, We do not live by bread alone, But by every word that comes from your mouth. Make us hungry for this heavenly food That it may nourish us today In the ways...

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How Many Loaves

Jarrett McLaughlin “How Many Loaves” September 25, 2022 Mark 6:30-42 Pre-Scripture: Last week, a woman in the community dropped this off in the office. It’s a cookbook assembled by the Women’s Auxiliary of the Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill, NC in 1939. That’s...

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