Author: Jenny Cudahy

16 Oct The Children Show us the Way

Calvary Presbyterian Church, October 7, 2018 Gene Kendall, Jr I remember it like it was yesterday, the visual and emotional memories were burned into my amygdala.  On Thanksgiving morning, 43 years ago, with my 4 other siblings home from college for the holiday, my mother told us...

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13 Oct A Profound Promise

Have you ever been overwhelmed by a task before you?  Have you ever felt certain you lacked the skills to do the job you’ve been given?  Have you ever left a role you felt capable of for an unknown and uncomfortable future?  Have you ever...

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13 Oct Be the Kingdom Sunday

Tomorrow we will live out our faith by worshiping through serving our community.  Twice a year, Calvary gathers at our normal time and place, Sunday, 10:00 a.m., for “Be the Kingdom Sunday.”  We show up in jeans and tennis shoes, wearing Presbyterian-blue Calvary t-shirts. After...

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26 Sep Mental Health and Wholeness for All

No matter how or when it happens, the news of someone taking his or her own life is shocking and horrifying.  As a society, we have made important strides in mental health education and treatment, but suicide remains greatly stigmatized and misunderstood.  The recent deaths...

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25 Sep Lessons from the Vineyard

Lessons from the Vineyard John 15:1-8 September 23, 2018 M. Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church When it comes to wine, even most novices know that the French have a long history of vintage winemaking and have provided the names for some of the world’s best-known varieties of vino. Champagne, Bordeaux,...

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19 Sep A Testament to God’s Faithfulness

It is finally here.  After two and a half years of praying, planning, raising money, moving and washing pipes, pursuing county permits, enduring the noise and inevitable mess of renovations and converting the balcony to a pipe chamber, and overcoming numerous obstacles and setbacks, this...

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18 Sep The “S” Factor

The “S” Factor John 14:15-17, 25-27 and 16:4b-15 September 16, 2018 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church What is your favorite kind of vacation?  For some people who live a long distance from their relatives, vacations are all about going home, seeing loved ones and reconnecting with the people and places...

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11 Sep The Emoticon Gospel

The Emoticon Gospel John 11:17-45 September 9, 2018 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church We all know what they are and we’ve probably even used them ourselves, some of us frequently, maybe even numerous times a day.  When I was growing up, they were simply called “smiley faces” but now, they’re...

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06 Sep Never. Alone.

I have been in church all my life.  That means, among other things, that there are certain scriptures that I have heard, read and studied dozens, if not hundreds, of times.  Yet one of the fun and significant aspects of scripture is that no matter...

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