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Photo by  Rumana S  on  Unsplash   The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Cloaks” Rev. Amy Morgan March 21, 2021 Deuteronomy 16:1-3  Observe the month of Abib by keeping the passover for the LORD your God, for in the month of Abib the LORD your God brought you out of Egypt by night.   2 You shall offer the passover sacrifice for the LORD your God, from the flock and the herd, at the place that the LORD will choose as a dwelling for his name.   3 You must not eat with it anything leavened. For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread with it-- the bread of affliction-- because you came out of the land of Egypt in great haste, so that all the days of your life you may remember the day of your departure from the land of Egypt. "The Bread of Affliction, we call it. To remind us of our affliction when we were slaves in Egypt. Slaves in Egypt. The scriptures pound that phrase into our heads like the Romans pounding nails into crosses. Into bodies. We were slaves in Egypt. Bu

"Bread of Life: Donut Desires"

xandreaswork  on  Unsplash   The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Bread of Life: Donut Desires” Rev. Amy Morgan March 21, 2021 Psalm 37:3-5; 23-27 3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so you will live in the land, and enjoy security.   4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.   5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.   23 Our steps are made firm by the LORD, when he delights in our way;   24 though we stumble, we shall not fall headlong, for the LORD holds us by the hand.   25 I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.   26 They are ever giving liberally and lending, and their children become a blessing.   27 Depart from evil, and do good; so you shall abide forever. John 6:35-51 35 Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.   36 But I said to you that you

"Bread of Life: A Little Bit Goes a Long Way"

  Louise Lyshøj on Unsplash The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Bread of Life: A Little Bit Goes a Long Way” Rev. Amy Morgan March 14, 2021 Matthew 13:33 [Jesus] told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened."   Mark 8:11-21 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, asking him for a sign from heaven, to test him.   12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, "Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation."   13 And he left them, and getting into the boat again, he went across to the other side.   14 Now the disciples had forgotten to bring any bread; and they had only one loaf with them in the boat.   15 And he cautioned them, saying, "Watch out-- beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod."   16 They said to one another, "It is because we have no brea

"Bread of Life: Be Nourished"

  Photo by  Mae Mu  on  Unsplash The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Bread of Life: Be Nourished” Rev. Amy Morgan February 28, 2021 Psalm 81 Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob.   2 Raise a song, sound the tambourine, the sweet lyre with the harp.   3 Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the full moon, on our festal day.   4 For it is a statute for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob.   5 He made it a decree in Joseph, when he went out over the land of Egypt. I hear a voice I had not known:   6 "I relieved your shoulder of the burden; your hands were freed from the basket.   7 In distress you called, and I rescued you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah   8 Hear, O my people, while I admonish you; O Israel, if you would but listen to me!   9 There shall be no strange god among you; you shall not bow down to a foreign god.   10 I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of