Sermons by Rev. Ashley Updegraff

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May 31, 2020 Day of Pentecost “Spirit-Filled”

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FIRST READING       Acts  2:1-21 Pentecost was a Jewish harvest festival that marked the fiftieth day after Passover. Luke portrays the Holy Spirit being poured out upon the disciples before the gathered and astonished people assembled in Jerusalem for the festival. Filled with the Spirit, the disciples were able to witness to the power of Christ’s resurrection. […]

March 29, 2020 Fifth Sunday in Lent “Breathe”

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FIRST READING     Ezekiel  37:1-14 Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones is a promise that Israel as a nation, though dead in exile, will live again in their land through God’s life-giving spirit. Three times Israel is assured that through this vision they will know that “I am the Lord.” 1 The hand of the […]

March 22, 2020 Fourth Sunday in Lent “Knowledge is Power”

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Today’s service was online only – you can watch on Facebook here! Here’s the bulletin: http://holynativity.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/BULLETIN-March-22-2020.pdf FIRST READING      1st Samuel 16:1-13 1 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the […]

February 16, 2020 Sixth Sunday after Epiphany “Anger, Managed”

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FIRST READING       Deuteronomy 30:15-20 15 See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death and adversity. 16 If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I am commanding you today, by loving the Lord your God, walking in his ways, and observing his commandments, decrees, and ordinances, then you shall live […]