Showing posts from November, 2021

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

November 21st: "Famous Last Words: Blessing and Charge"

Watch the sermon here   The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Famous Last Words: Blessing and Charge” Rev. Amy Morgan November 21, 2021 First Reading:  Genesis 49, selected verses   Then Jacob called his sons, and said: "Gather around, that I may tell you what will happen to you in days to come. Assemble and hear, O sons of Jacob; listen to Israel your father.” And Jacob blessed them, blessing each one of them with a suitable blessing. Then he charged them, saying to them, "I am about to be gathered to my people. Bury me with my ancestors-- in the cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite, in the cave in the field at Machpelah, near Mamre, in the land of Canaan, in the field that Abraham bought from Ephron the Hittite as a burial site. There Abraham and his wife Sarah were buried; there Isaac and his wife Rebekah were buried; and there I buried Leah--the field and the cave that is in it were purchased from the Hittites." When Jacob ended his charge to his sons,

November 7th: "Our Saints"

Watch the sermon here First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland Sunday, November 7th, 2021 "Our Saints" Psalm 24 reading Our Saints: Bill & Sylvia Spearman (Scripture Reading Psalm 24) Sylvia, my alto choir-mate; a former social worker, she counseled this good advice often “It is what it is” - she died unexpectedly, we had no chance to spend time with he before she died. I have her funeral card in my choir folder, so every time I open it, I can say a prayer and feel her presence. Bill, I called him “Professor” from the day I first participated in the Adult Sunday School before church. He was brilliant man, married to a brilliant women, and both were kind and humble, and as a neophyte member of the church, I much appreciated their love for me, and all in our congregation. When Bill was nearing the end of his life, Steve and I dropped by his home, unannounced. One of the grandchildren answered the door and said the family was not accepting visitors. We had our guitar and