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Newburgh, New York 12550

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November 11, 2019

November 10, 2019

A Resurrection Faith

Luke 20.27-38, Acts 4.1-3, 24.15-21, I Cor 15.51-58

Rev. Sandra Larson

The Luke passage that we heard this morning is about resurrection. That might seem odd at this time of year, rather than Easter time. Churches focus on resurrectio...

November 4, 2019

November 3, 2019

Do the ‘Bad Guys’ Win? 

Luke 19.1-10

Sandy Larson

Most of us assume that we are good people. Yet all of us might have an imaginary angel on one shoulder whispering “Don’t do it!”  and a devil on the other shoulder saying, “Do it!” A tug and pull of good vs...

October 28, 2019

October 27, 2019

A New Reformation (Outline)

Luke 10.1-12, 17 

Sandy Larson

The Reforma – Jn Knox, etc.
Actually: Reformed and always reforming.
Creation is not static, but ever changing. Stagnant is lifeless. Change vitalizes.

Genesis – stories of negative consequences f...

October 21, 2019

October 20, 2019

Do We Put Off What’s Really Important?

Mt 25.1-13

Sandy Larson

Don't you hate it when your lamp runs out of oil right before a middle-of-the-night wedding gathering? In Jesus’ time, one of the most important jobs of bridesmaids was to light the way if the...

October 14, 2019

October 13, 2019

Not Going with the Crowd

Luke 17:11-19

Sandy Larson

Getting the most out of sermons largely lies with the listeners. So, let’s explore together: What new inspirations can we find in Luke’s familiar account of Jesus healing the 10 lepers?

In the biggest sens...

September 23, 2019

September 22, 2019

Gossip and Silence

Matthew 18.15-17, Romans 12.17-19, and 1 Peter 3.9-11

Rev. Sandra Larson


September 16, 2019

September 15, 2019

Hypocrisy or Humility   

Psalm 34.1-6, James 4.6b-72, Philippians 2.1-4

Rev. Sandra Larson

I never go to church," confessed an inactive church member. 

"Yes, I noticed that," said the pastor.

"I don't go because there are so many hypocrites in church...

September 9, 2019

September 8, 2019


Ephesians 2:8 and Luke 18:9-14

Rev Sandy Larson

RECALL NOTICE FROM GOD, The Maker of all human beings:

I, the Lord, Creator of all creation, urgently recall all units manufactured, regardless of make or year. This urgent recall is due to se...

September 2, 2019

September 1, 2019

HOPE for Eternity and for NOW

1 Kings 1902-16 and Philippians 4.6-9

Rev. Sandy Larson

Elijah continued to trust God even when famine covered the land and everyone else had lost faith. Elijah’s hope was shaken but he continued to trust God. And God provide...

August 26, 2019

August 25, 2019

Empathy + Caring = Compassion

1 Kings 17.8-24; 7.11-17

Rev Sandy Larson

A father and significantly handicapped son were walking home from his special ed school, when his son noticed a pick-up game of basebal...

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