Showing posts from 2021

December 26th: "A Very Louis Christmas"

Watch the sermon here A Very Louis Christmas Yesterday morning, Louis got up REALLY early. Can you imagine why? Louis was SO excited for Christmas morning to FINALLY be here. He’d been waiting and waiting, and he couldn’t wait any more. So he jumped out of bed, and he ran downstairs to the living room, and there were presents EVERYWHERE! The stockings were full to overflowing. There were gifts wrapped under the tree. There were more gifts under the stockings. There was even a great, big, giant gift in a great, big, giant sack with a bow on it.   Louis jumped up and down, and then he ran back upstairs to his parents’ bedroom and threw open the door and went and jumped on their bed. But only his dad was in the bed. He groaned a bit and rolled over and said sleepily, “Merry Christmas, Louis.” “Merry Christmas, Dad!” said Louis. He jumped off the bed and was about to run back downstairs. And then he stopped and asked, “Hey, where’s Mom?” His dad yawned and said, “she’s down in the laundry

December 12th: Close to Home: "Seeking Sanctuary"

Watch the sermon here The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Close to Home: Seeking Sanctuary” Rev. Amy Morgan December 12, 2021 Scripture Reading:  Luke 1:39-55 In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leapt for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.’ And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord,    and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has looked with favour on the lowliness of his servant.    Surely, from now on all generations will call

Dec 5th: "Close to Home: Laying the Foundation"

  Watch the Sermon from Sunday here The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Close to Home: Laying the Foundation” Rev. Amy Morgan December 5, 2021 First Reading:  Philippians 1:3-11 I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ. It is right for me to think this way about all of you, because you hold me in your heart, for all of you share in God’s grace with me, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness, how I long for all of you with the compassion of Christ Jesus. And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that on the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having pro

November 28th: "Close to Home: Homesick"

Watch the sermon here   The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Close to Home: Homesick” Rev. Amy Morgan November 21, 2021 First Reading:  1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 9 How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you? 10 Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you face to face and restore whatever is lacking in your faith. 11 Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you. 12 And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we abound in love for you. 13 And may he so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. Second Reading:   Luke 21:25-36 25 "There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. 26 People will faint from fear and foreboding of what