Author: Jenny Cudahy

31 Mar From the Pastor’s Desk…

Dear Friends, By now you are no doubt aware of the mandatory orders of the Virginia and Maryland governors as well as D.C.’s mayor to stay home.  The Virginia order, issued Monday, March 30, runs through June 10 which means that it will be much longer...

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30 Mar The Way of Brokenness

The Way of Brokenness 2 Samuel 15:1-12 March 29, 2020 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Click here for the online worship guide, and click here for the video version of the sermon. This morning we conclude our series on exile by looking at the story of King David.  It’s a fascinating...

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24 Mar Immanuel: God With Us

Dear Friends, First, I want to thank you for being part of our first ever live-streaming worship on Sunday, for inviting your family and friends to be virtually present with us, and for “sharing” it online later.   If I’m honest, I have to admit that...

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22 Mar How to Return from Exile

How to Return from Exile Lamentations 1:1-7 March 22, 2020 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Click HERE to view the videotape of today's online worship service. Click HERE for the worship guide and HERE for the worship guide for children Text: Lamentations 1:1-7 1How lonely sits the city that once was full of...

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18 Mar St. Patrick & Our New Reality

Friends, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  In our new Coronavirus-driven reality, today is unfolding as an unprecedented observance of this day that commemorates the life of Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.   Many gathering places that would typically be jam-packed with people...

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14 Mar Called to Exile

Called to Exile Matthew 26:36-46 March 15, 202 Michelle Fincher  Calvary Presbyterian Church Click here for the bulletin: Mar_15_20Bulletin Scripture for Today: Matthew 26:36-46 36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 He took with him...

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12 Mar Calvary, Coronavirus, and Best Practices

Dear Friends, News about Covid-19, also known as Coronavirus, is everywhere, and it is changing rapidly.  Now declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, it is clear that virtually all communities will be impacted by this virus.  Preparation, patience, and diligence are key as we...

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10 Mar Return from Exile: Laid Bare

Return from Exile: Laid Bare Ezekiel 12:1-7 and Luke 4:1-13 March 8, 2020 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church For centuries the church has used the 40 days leading up to Easter as a time to commemorate the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert being tempted by Satan. The...

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05 Mar Be Wise…But Not Anxious

Once a month I meet with a group of women from the church for a study of scripture.  This year we are examining the Ten Commandments in depth, and it has been an unexpectedly eye-popping experience. The Ten Commandments are viewed from a variety of perspectives. ...

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02 Mar A Fresh Grasp of the Gospel

A Fresh Grasp of the Gospel 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 March 1, 2020 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church [audio m4a="https://calvarypres.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/March-1-2020-sermon.m4a"][/audio] Over the past two months we have been exploring what it might mean for us to have a fresh start to 2020.   Not a “turn over a new leaf” kind of...

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