Showing posts from November, 2017

The Fine Country

First United Presbyterian Church “The Fine Country” Rev. Amy Morgan November 26, 2017 Listen to audio Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 11 For thus says the Lord GOD: I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out.  12 As shepherds seek out their flocks when they are among their scattered sheep, so I will seek out my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places to which they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness.  13 I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the watercourses, and in all the inhabited parts of the land.  14 I will feed them with good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel shall be their pasture; there they shall lie down in good grazing land, and they shall feed on rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.  15 I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will make them lie down, says the Lo

Return on Investment

Listen to audio First United Presbyterian Church “Return on Investment” Rev. Amy Morgan November 19, 2017 Psalm 90:1-12 Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.  2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.  3 You turn us back to dust, and say, "Turn back, you mortals."  4 For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past, or like a watch in the night.  5 You sweep them away; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning;  6 in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers.  7 For we are consumed by your anger; by your wrath we are overwhelmed.  8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your countenance.  9 For all our days pass away under your wrath; our years come to an end like a sigh.  10 The days of our life are seventy year

Waiting in the Dark

First United Presbyterian Church “Waiting in the Dark” Rev. Amy Morgan November 12, 2017 Listen to audio Amos 5:18-24 18 Alas for you who desire the day of the LORD! Why do you want the day of the LORD? It is darkness, not light;   19 as if someone fled from a lion, and was met by a bear; or went into the house and rested a hand against the wall, and was bitten by a snake.   20 Is not the day of the LORD darkness, not light, and gloom with no brightness in it?   21 I hate, I despise your festivals, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.   22 Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; and the offerings of well-being of your fatted animals I will not look upon.   23 Take away from me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps.   24 But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Matthew 25:1-13 "Then the kingdom

“Blessings for a Feuding Family”

First United Presbyterian Church “Blessings for a Feuding Family” Rev. Amy Morgan November 5, 2017 Listen to sermon audio Revelation 7:9-17 9 After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands.   10 They cried out in a loud voice, saying, "Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!"   11 And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,   12 singing, "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen."   13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, "Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?"   14 I said to him,