Sermons by Rev. Ashley Updegraff

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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: https://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 […]