Sermons by Rev. Ashley Updegraff

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January 3, 2021 Second Sunday of Christmas “Moving In”

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FIRST READING       Jeremiah 31:7-14 God promises to bring Israel back to its land from the most remote parts of exile. In Zion Israel will rejoice over God’s gifts of food and livestock. Young women will express their joy in dancing; God will give gladness instead of sorrow. 7 For thus says the Lord: Sing aloud with gladness […]

November 1, 2020 All Saints Sunday “Grief, Transformed”

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FIRST READING         Revelation 7:9-17 9 After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. 10 They cried out in a loud voice, […]