Author: Jenny Cudahy

27 Feb A Season of Preparation

Last night my church hosted an Ash Wednesday soup supper followed by a Taize-styled worship service.  Three of our “sister” churches joined us, as has become our tradition. It is a tradition I love, as the four churches get together annually over a meal and...

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25 Feb Fresh Church

Fresh Church Acts 2:42-47 and 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 February 23, 2020 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church If you have children or grandchildren of a certain age, especially if they are boys, I likely don’t have to explain to you the fascination children have with bodily functions.  Perhaps one...

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20 Feb A Lenten Silence

Five years ago, my church was in desperate need of a website redesign.  After what felt to me, a technology neophyte, like a long, involved process, the long-awaited update was ready to launch.  As part of this process, I was strongly encouraged to begin blogging....

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19 Feb A Fresh Perspective

A Fresh Perspective Isaiah 55:6-9 and 2 Kings 6:8-23 February 16, 2020 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church From Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation for February 10, 2020:  “The vast majority of people throughout history have been poor, disabled, or oppressed in some way (i.e., “on the bottom”) and would have read history in terms of a...

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13 Feb The Gift of This Day

I have been surrounded by death this week. Okay, I know that is not the cheeriest of ways to begin a blog, but stay with me for a moment.  Yesterday marked the third anniversary of my father’s death.  Today would have been his 80th birthday, had...

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12 Feb A Fresh Mission

A Fresh Mission Matthew 20:18-20 and 1 John 3:11, 16-18 February 9, 2020 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church How many of you are old enough—and you’re willing to admit—that you remember a heavy metal band from New Jersey called Twisted Sister?  For the record, I never thought I’d use Twisted...

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06 Feb Listening in the Silence

Life is loud.   At least, that’s been my experience of it lately.  It seems that I am surrounded by noise and more often than not, that noise is blaring at significant decibels.  Streaming services, 24/7 news cycles, personal playlists, devices that ping, sing, and ring...

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04 Feb Fresh Courage

Fresh Courage Joshua 1:1-9 February 2, 2020 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church [audio m4a="https://calvarypres.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2_24_20-sermon.m4a"][/audio] Fresh courage.  That is our topic this morning, a timely topic, I would suggest since I wonder if anyone would dispute that in our lives, in the church and in our world, we are in desperate need...

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31 Jan God’s Grace is Sufficient

A couple of weeks ago, a friend gave me a book by Richard Rohr entitled, Breathing Under Water, and it has become my spiritual “traveling companion” for the first part of 2020.  Especially as we approach Lent in a month, if you are looking for...

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