Showing posts from June, 2023

Sunday, June 25th: "Along the Way: Wandering"

Watch the sermon here First United Presbyterian Church “Along the Way: Wandering” Rev. Amy Morgan June 25, 2023 Genesis 21:8-21   8 The child grew and was weaned, and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. 9 But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, playing with her son Isaac. 10 So she said to Abraham, “Cast out this slave woman with her son, for the son of this slave woman shall not inherit along with my son Isaac.” 11 The matter was very distressing to Abraham on account of his son. 12 But God said to Abraham, “Do not be distressed because of the boy and because of your slave woman; whatever Sarah says to you, do as she tells you, for it is through Isaac that offspring shall be named for you. 13 As for the son of the slave woman, I will make a nation of him also, because he is your offspring.” 14 So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a skin of water and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, along with

Sunday, June 18th: "Along the Way: Camping"

Watch the Sermon here First United Presbyterian Church “Along the Way: Camping” Rev. Amy Morgan June 18, 2023 Exodus 19:2-8a [The Israelites] journeyed from Rephidim, entered the wilderness of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness; Israel camped there in front of the mountain. 3 Then Moses went up to God; the Lord called to him from the mountain, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell the Israelites: 4 ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. 5 Now, therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine, 6 but you shall be for me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation.’ These are the words that you shall speak to the Israelites.” 7 So Moses went, summoned the elders of the people, and set before them all these words that the Lord had commanded him. 8 The people all answered as one, “Everything that the Lord has spoken we wi

Sunday, June 4th - "Along the Way: Commissioned"

Watch the sermon here First United Presbyterian Church “Along the Way: Commissioned” Rev. Amy Morgan June 4, 2023 Matt. 28:16-20 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him, but they doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit 20 and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” They thought they knew where they were going. Up a mountain. Again. Some of them had gone up a mountain and seen Jesus transfigured. Some of them had seen him crucified on another mountain. And now, after his miraculous resurrection, they were supposed to meet him at the top of another mountain.   Surely this would be it: their final destination, the end of their