Showing posts from September, 2021


Photo by  Joshua Newton  on  Unsplash   The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Scandal” Rev. Amy Morgan September 26, 2021 Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29   The rabble among them had a strong craving; and the Israelites also wept again, and said, "If only we had meat to eat! 5 We remember the fish we used to eat in Egypt for nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic; 6 but now our strength is dried up, and there is nothing at all but this manna to look at." Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, all at the entrances of their tents. Then the LORD became very angry, and Moses was displeased.   11 So Moses said to the LORD, "Why have you treated your servant so badly? Why have I not found favor in your sight, that you lay the burden of all this people on me? 12 Did I conceive all this people? Did I give birth to them, that you should say to me, 'Carry them in your bosom, as a nurse carries a sucking child,'

"Jack Morris Still Has a Job"

The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Jack Morris Still Has a Job” Rev. Amy Morgan September 19, 2021 Psalm 1 Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers;   2 but their delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law they meditate day and night.   3 They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.   4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.   5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;   6 for the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. Mark 9:30-37 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it;   31 for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, "The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they

"The Sunday After"

Photo by  Jesse Mills  on  Unsplash The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “The Sunday After” Rev. Amy Morgan September 12, 2021 Isaiah 50:4-9a The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens-- wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught.   5 The Lord GOD has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backward.   6 I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and spitting.   7 The Lord GOD helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame;   8 he who vindicates me is near. Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together. Who are my adversaries? Let them confront me.   9 It is the Lord GOD who helps me; who will declare me guilty?   Mark 8:27-38 27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philipp

"Tooth and Claw"

Photo by  USGS  on  Unsplash The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Tooth and Claw” Rev. Amy Morgan September 5, 2021 Isaiah 11:1-9 A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.   2 The spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.   3 His delight shall be in the fear of the LORD. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide by what his ears hear;   4 but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.   5 Righteousness shall be the belt around his waist, and faithfulness the belt around his loins.   6 The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them.