Author: Jenny Cudahy

06 Feb Envy/Contentment:  Green with Envy

Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues Envy/Contentment:  Green with Envy 1 Samuel 18:1-9 and Philippians 4:10-13 February 3, 2019 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church “Green with envy.”  It’s a familiar phrase, but do you know where it comes from?  It actually dates back to the 7th century when the poet Sappho...

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01 Feb Lust/Self-Control:  Bridled Passion

Seven Deadly Sins/Seven Lively Virtues Lust/Self-Control:  Bridled Passion 1 Kings 11:1-5 and Ephesians 4:17-24 January 27, 2019 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Last week we began our sermon series on the Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Lively Virtues by looking at pride and humility.  This morning we consider the deadly sin...

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01 Feb Pride/Humility: Everybody Acts Medium

Seven Deadly Sins/Seven Lively Virtues Pride/Humility:  Everybody Acts Medium Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-5 and Philippians 2:3-8 January 20, 2019] Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church This morning we begin a new sermon series on the Seven Deadly Sins and the seven corresponding Lively Virtues.  It was Pope Gregory, in 590 A.D., who compiled...

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17 Jan The Best Laid Plans…

What is that saying about “the best laid plans of mice and men”????? Last week I wrote about how excited I was to launch our new sermon series on the Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Lively Virtues.  Then the weather forecast changed. And changed. And changed...

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08 Jan A Camel on the Roof

A Camel on the Roof Isaiah 60:1-6 and Matthew 2:1-12 January 6, 2019 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church We begin this morning with a story from the lives of the saints—the saints of Islam, that is.  This story concerns a king of Balkh which is now northern Afghanistan. The...

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03 Jan Pausing to Reflect before Moving Ahead

I love the start of a new year.  Once upon a time there were certain rituals that marked this occasion—starting a new checkbook register, beginning a new appointment calendar, perhaps opening a new journal.  Now, of course, I keep up with my appointments on my...

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03 Jan A Time to Love

Matthew 1:18-25 and Matthew 5:38-48 December 30, 2018 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Thirty years ago, a film was released based on the Charles Dickens novel Little Dorrit.  It is a six-hour epic in two parts.  The two parts don’t follow in sequence, telling the first and second...

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02 Jan Winter Worship Series: Seven Deadly Sins/Seven Lively Virtues

January 13  Pride/Humility Title:  Everybody Acts Medium Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-5 and Philippians 2:3-8 (Ordination/Installation of new Elders) January 20 Lust/Self-Control Title:  Bridled Passion 1 Kings 11:1-5 and Ephesians 4:17-24 January 27 Envy/Contentment Title:  Green with Envy Samuel 18:1-9 and Philippians 4:10-13 February 3 Sloth/Diligence Annual Congregational Meeting and Lunch Communion Title:  Just Do It 1 Samuel 2:12-17 and Philippians...

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