Showing posts from April, 2022

Sunday, April 24th: "A Prayer from the Earth"

  Watch the sermon here The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “A Prayer from the Earth” Rev. Amy Morgan April 24, 2022 Genesis 2:4-9, 15-20 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground, but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground.   Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The Lord God took the

Easter Sunday. April 17th: "The Happiest Place on Earth"

Watch the sermon here The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “The Happiest Place on Earth” Rev. Amy Morgan April 17, 2022 Luke 24:1-12 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared.   2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,   3 but when they went in, they did not find the body.   4 While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them.   5 The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.   6 Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee,   7 that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again."   8 Then they remembered his words, 9 and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest.   10 Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James,

April 10th: "Protest Parade"

Watch the sermon here The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Protest Parade” Rev. Amy Morgan April 10, 2022 Luke 19:28-44 Jesus went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.   29 When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, "Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here.   31 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' just say this, 'The Lord needs it.'" 32 So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them. 33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, "Why are you untying the colt?" 34 They said, "The Lord needs it."   35 Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36 As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road.   37 As he was now approaching the path down from

April 3rd: "Death Party"

  Watch the sermon here The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Death Party” Rev. Amy Morgan April 3, 2022 John 12:1-8 Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.   2 There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him.   3 Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus' feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.   4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said,   5 "Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?"   6 (He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.)   7 Jesus said, "Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial.   8 You always have the poor with you,