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"Our Money Story: Reimagine"

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The First United Presbyterian Church“Our Money Story: Reimagine”Rev. Amy MorganOctober 25, 2020
Leviticus 19:9-10; 25:8-129 When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10 You shall not strip your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the alien: I am the LORD your God.8 You shall count off seven weeks of years, seven times seven years, so that the period of seven weeks of years gives forty-nine years. 9 Then you shall have the trumpet sounded loud; on the tenth day of the seventh month-- on the day of atonement-- you shall have the trumpet sounded throughout all your land. 10 And you shall hallow the fiftieth year and you shall proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you: you shall return, every one of you, to your property and every one of you to your family. 11 That fiftieth year shall be a …

"Our Money Story: Release"

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The First United Presbyterian Church“Our Money Story: Release”Rev. Amy MorganOctober 18, 2020
Deut. 15:1-11Every seventh year you shall grant a remission of debts.2 And this is the manner of the remission: every creditor shall remit the claim that is held against a neighbor, not exacting it of a neighbor who is a member of the community, because the LORD's remission has been proclaimed.3 Of a foreigner you may exact it, but you must remit your claim on whatever any member of your community owes you.4 There will, however, be no one in need among you, because the LORD is sure to bless you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you as a possession to occupy,5 if only you will obey the LORD your God by diligently observing this entire commandment that I command you today.6 When the LORD your God has blessed you, as he promised you, you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow; you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you.7 If there is among you anyon…

"Our Money Story: Remember"

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The First United Presbyterian Church“Our Money Story: Remember”Rev. Amy MorganOctober 11, 2020
Exodus 16:1-18The whole congregation of the Israelites set out from Elim; and Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had departed from the land of Egypt.2 The whole congregation of the Israelites complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. 3 The Israelites said to them, "If only we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate our fill of bread; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger."4 Then the LORD said to Moses, "I am going to rain bread from heaven for you, and each day the people shall go out and gather enough for that day. In that way I will test them, whether they will follow my instruction or not. 5 On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as t…

"World Communion Sunday"

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The First United Presbyterian Church“World Communion Sunday”Rev. Amy MorganOctober 4, 2020

Luke 14:16 – 24
16 Then Jesus said to him, "Someone gave a great dinner and invited many.

17 At the time for the dinner he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, 'Come; for everything is ready now.'

18 But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a piece of land, and I must go out and see it; please accept my regrets.'

19 Another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please accept my regrets.'

20 Another said, 'I have just been married, and therefore I cannot come.'

21 So the slave returned and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and said to his slave, 'Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, th…