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Just Do It

Jarrett McLaughlin June 6, 2021 “Just Do It” I Corinthians 7: 1-4, 7-13 Pre-Scripture: By now, some of you have hopefully seen our latest edition of the Chimes newsletter in which we laid out the phases for our re-opening later this summer. Our Together in Person Team decided to start up in-person worship services on August 1st. That may seem unnecessarily late to many of

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Isaiah 49:8-16

Meg Peery McLaughlin May 30, 2021 Isaiah 49:8-16 Scripture: Thus says the Lord: In a time of favor I have answered you, on a day of salvation I have helped you; I have kept you and given you as a covenant to the people,[a] to establish the land, to apportion the desolate heritages; 9 saying to the prisoners, “Come out,” to those who are in darkness, “Show

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The Will to Tower

Jarrett McLaughlin “The Will to Tower” May 23, 2021, Pentecost Sunday Genesis 11:1-9 Pre-Sermon Having visited Haiti twice on Campus Ministry trips, I decided to live there for a few months after college.  I worked at Wings of Hope, a home for disabled children that is well known to a number of folks here at UPC.  It was during this time that I met Sam

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John 17: 6-19

Meg Peery McLaughlin May 16, 2021 John 17: 6-19 Scripture: “I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; 8 for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they

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Exodus 1:8-22

Jarrett McLaughlin May 9, 2021 Exodus 1:8-22 Introduction: On June 11th, 2011 – nearly ten years ago – I became a father. But – let’s be honest – the more important happening that day was that Meg became a Mother. OR Given the day, perhaps I should reframe that – give credit where credit is due – that was the day that Meg became a

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Colossians 3:12-17

Kim Rubish May 2, 2021 Colossians 3:12-17 Scripture: 12 As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. 13 Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in

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John 21:1-19

Meg Peery McLaughlin April 25, 2021 John 21:1-19 Scripture: After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. 2 Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. 3 Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to

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Reflections of Christ

Nancy Myer “Reflections of Christ” April 18, 2021 Philippians 2:1-11 Scripture: 2 If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2 make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better

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The Deal With Death Is…

 Jarrett McLaughlin “The Deal With Death Is…” April 11, 2021 1 Corinthians 15:12-26 Introduction: The headstone…was made of white marble…and this made it easy to read.  Harry did not need to kneel or even approach very close to make out the words engraved upon it. James Potter.  Lily Potter.  Different Dates of Birth.  Same Date of Death.  And an inscription: ‘The last enemy that shall

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Easter

Meg Peery McLaughlin Easter April 4, 2021 John 20: 1-18 Scripture: Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, ‘They have taken

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