Author: Jenny Cudahy

15 Nov Politics & Relationships

In the aftermath of the midterm elections, I was speaking recently with a member of my extended family.   As with many families, mine is “split.” My relatives and I share blood and histories and memories, recipes, holiday meals and inside jokes.  But we do not...

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14 Nov Why Do We Exist?

Why Do We Exist? John 15:8-17 and Mark 11:12-14 November 11, 2018 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Any organization, business or entity worth its salt needs to know why it exists.  A hospital exists to provide medical services to people who are sick. Schools exist to educate people.  Farmers...

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08 Nov The Gift of Redemption

This past weekend I was invited to attend Shabbat at a local synagogue as the guest of one of the members.  It was the first Shabbat since the tragic events in Pittsburgh the previous Saturday, and it was a privilege to show my support for...

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07 Nov Stone Testaments

Stone Testaments Joshua 3:1-5, 3:14-4:7 November 4, 2018 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Have you ever been to a Jewish cemetery and noticed the headstone erected on the grave of a Jewish man or woman?  Instead of flowers, you may have seen stones carefully placed on top or around the...

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31 Oct Marks of a Pilgrim

Marks of a Pilgrim Deuteronomy 26:1-11 October 28, 2018 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church When we left the Israelites last week, they had made the fateful and fatal decision to listen to the report of the majority of the spies—ten against two, if you recall—that fearfully advised that the...

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31 Oct Have we reached the bottom yet?

Last week was a low point in American life. Thirteen homemade pipe bombs mailed to prominent U.S. citizens, all mercifully intercepted before they could achieve the carnage for which they were intended. Then Saturday morning, another mass shooting, this time at a Jewish synagogue, and before...

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25 Oct Advent Workshop & Hanging of the Greens

Our Second Annual Advent Workshop On Sunday, December 2, 2018 we will host a "Hanging of the Greens and All-Church Advent Workshop" following worship. Join us for this special event as we enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas throughout the building!  Stations for making...

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25 Oct Upcoming Worship Themes

Worship Themes for November and December November Worship Themes November 4 All Saints Sunday, Sermon:  Stone Testaments   November 11 Stewardship Sunday, Sermon:  Why Do We Exist? November 18 New Members will be received November 25 Christ the King Sunday Advent Sermon Theme:  What Time Is It?   December 2 First...

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25 Oct Overcoming Giants, Living the Promise

Overcoming Giants, Living the Promise Numbers 13:1-3, 17-33 October 21, 2018 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Every once in a while, it is good to take stock of one’s life—to think about where we are, how we got here, where we’ve come from and where we’re going.  Some people do...

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18 Oct Random Acts of Kindness

Last week I was RAK’D, and it made quite an impression on me.  Not familiar with being a RAK recipient?  Let me explain…. Last month my family did a three-way car swap.  As part of the intra-family horse-trading, my mother and brother drove a vehicle from...

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