Author: Jenny Cudahy

30 Jan A Fresh Word

A Fresh Word 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 and Hebrews 4:12-13 January 26, 2020 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Over the past three weeks, our Fresh sermon series has led us to consider a fresh start, fresh worship, and last week, thanks to Sheila Arnold’s storytelling, a fresh peace.  Today, we...

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23 Jan Receiving the Day

So, how is your year going so far?   Is it the perfectly wonderful year you imagined on New Year’s Day?   New Year’s Day.  Just three short weeks ago, yet it feels like a universe away.  Already my year has been visited by death, failure,...

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22 Jan Fresh Peace

Sheila Arnold, Inspirational Speaking and Storytelling Calvary Presbyterian Church Sun., Jan. 19, 2020 “Fresh Peace” “I Have a Dream” read by Gabriel Applause and what do those words make you think** Newspaper headlines the day after “I have a dream” WP:  200,000 Jam Mall in Mammoth Rally In Solemn, Orderly Plea...

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16 Jan Holding Truths in Tension

One of the truths regarding religious faith is that it is full of paradox.  At least, it is intended to be paradoxical.   I sometimes wonder whether much of the turmoil we are experiencing in our world is related to the fact that we’ve lost...

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13 Jan Fresh Worship

Fresh Worship John 4:21-24 and Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 January 12, 2020 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church [audio m4a="https://calvarypres.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/1-12-20-Sermon.m4a"][/audio] Last week we started a new sermon series called Fresh by focusing on how following Jesus offers us a fresh start.  Without Jesus, we’re left with only our own strength and effort,...

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08 Jan A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start Mark 1:16-20 and 10:17-22 January 5, 2020 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church [audio m4a="https://calvarypres.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Sermon-1-4-20.m4a"][/audio] This morning we begin a new sermon series entitled Fresh which seems a particularly apt series to begin at the start of a new year.  The end of the year is typically a time...

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03 Jan New Year, New Series: Fresh

Despite the fact that twice today I have dated a document as “December,” a new year has, in fact, begun.  I spent part of my New Year’s Day taking down the Christmas decorations and storing the paper and bows, wreaths and angels, ornaments and nutcrackers...

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30 Dec When the Song of the Angels is Stilled…

When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and the princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flocks, The work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the prisoner, To...

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20 Dec RACK: Loving Alexandria

This year is Calvary’s second annual promotion of the "RACK" campaign—Random Acts of Christmas Kindness.  As we detailed in a blog post a few weeks ago, we started "RACK" as a way to engage our children in being a good neighbor—to family, strangers, people at...

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