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Newburgh, New York 12550

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February 3, 2020

February 2, 2020


Matthew 5.1-12 (see below)

Sandy Larson

Roman Catholic Bible scholars labeled the beginning of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount as the “Beatitudes.”  Beatitude means ultimate blessing or utmost bliss. This summary of blessedness is Mat...

January 27, 2020

January 26, 2020

Passion for (fill in blank)  

Matthew 4

Rev. Sandra Larson

What activities enliven your enthusiasm or passion? 

Passion is a strong feeling about a person or thing that ordinarily inspires bold action. The Urban dictionary says: Passion is when you are high...

January 20, 2020

January 19, 2020

Love Wins       

Genesis 11:1-9 & John 13:33-5   

Sandy Larson

The story of Babel in Genesis occurs near the beginning of biblical history. The opening of the story explains, “Now the whole earth had one language and the...

January 13, 2020

January 12, 2020

World Harmony 

I Samuel 8.8-22

Amos 1.1-3, 1.6, 1.11,1.13, 2.1, 2.4, 2.6 excerpts, Amos 3:9-10,15 

The Bible recounts God’s vision of world harmony. Yet violence, social divisions and international conflicts persist.What are we doing to promote God’s visi...

January 6, 2020

January 5, 2020


Mark 14.12-26

Rev. Sandy Larson

Today, we celebrate the sacraments of the Lord’s Supper and the baptism of C.C. Mastronardi. What makes a sacrament a sacrament? Sacraments are ritual words and action that sig...

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...

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