Author: Jenny Cudahy

29 Aug The Hard Work of Love

August 29, 2019 Hardly a week goes by that I don’t hear someone bemoan the state of affairs in our public discourse.  From family, friends, neighbors, and parishioners alike I hear laments of the incivility, the lack of respect, the name calling, the polarization coming from...

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28 Aug Zechariah:  A Purpose-Driven Life

Majoring on the Minors Zechariah:  A Purpose-Driven Life Zechariah 14:1-9 August 25, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church  Click below to hear the sermon. [audio m4a="https://calvarypres.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Sunday-August-25-2019.m4a"][/audio] Leo Tolstoy is regarded as one of the great novelists in world literature.  He wrote many books of lasting significance, including War and Peace.  Most people...

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23 Aug Embracing God’s Invitation

Within the past month, two stories have appeared in the newspaper that put the randomness of life on vivid display.  In one instance, the randomness was tragic; in the other, inspirational. The two events both occurred on beaches, but the beaches were over 5000 miles apart. ...

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21 Aug Haggai Is for Hope

Majoring on the Minors Haggai Is for Hope Haggai 1:7-11 and 2:1-9 August 18, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church With the conclusion of the prophet Zephaniah, who we read last week, the Minor Prophets take a sharp turn.  Up to this point the prophets had been tasked with calling...

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15 Aug Hopeful Waiting

This summer I have been preaching through the Minor Prophets.  There are twelve of these Old Testament books, and they are called “minor” not because of their relative importance, but because of their length.  I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and I’ve learned a lot. ...

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13 Aug Zephaniah:  The Day of the Lord

Zephaniah:  The Day of the Lord Zephaniah 3:14-20 August 11, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church One of the challenges of preaching a sermon series on the Minor Prophets is that prophets have always had a tough job.  God doesn’t call prophets to action to spread the word about...

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13 Aug Fall Worship Series: Walking Wet

Fall Worship Schedule 2019 “Walking Wet” series Coming this Fall:  "Walking Wet".  Water plays a central role in the stories of scripture, from the chaotic waters of creation, to the River of Life in Revelation, where chaos is no more.  Sometimes there is too much water (think Noah);...

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08 Aug Church, Do Not Despair!

Much has been made of the decline of the Church, particularly mainline churches, over the past several decades.   Dropping attendance, inability to maintain buildings and property, loss of influence in the public sphere, the emergence of the “spiritual but not religious”—take your pick, there...

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06 Aug Habakkuk:  How Long, O Lord, How Long?

Majoring on the Minors Habakkuk:  How Long, O Lord, How Long? Habakkuk 1:1-4 and 3:17-19 August 4, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church How long, O Lord, how long?  How long will cancer ravage the bodies of people we love?  How long will this sense of despair hang over me? ...

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