Showing posts from March, 2020

Landscapes of Lent: Mountain

The First United Presbyterian Church “Lenten Landscapes: Mountain” Rev. Amy Morgan March 8, 2020 Listen to audio Psalm 121 I lift up my eyes to the hills-- from where will my help come?   2 My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.   3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.   4 He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.   5 The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade at your right hand.   6 The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.   7 The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.   8 The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore. Exodus 3:1-14 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 the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was bla

Lenten Landscapes: Desert

The First United Presbyterian Church “Lenten Landscapes: Desert” Rev. Amy Morgan March 1, 2020 Listen to audio Isaiah 35:1-10 The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus   2 it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the LORD, the majesty of our God.   3 Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees.   4 Say to those who are of a fearful heart, "Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God. He will come with vengeance, with terrible recompense. He will come and save you."   5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped;   6 then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert;   7 the burning sand shall become a pool,