Sermons from the Transition:11/2020-3/2021

How Do We Do This?

March 2, 2021

Dorothy Churn LaPenta First and Franklin Presbyterian Church February 28, 2021 2nd Sunday in Lent Psalm 22: 23-31 Mark 8:31-38   How Do We Do This?   Whenever I have the opportunity to teach a confirmation class, I always begin with a scripture verse from the prophesy of Isaiah that explains the vast wingspan of…

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Were There No Lepers in Israel?

February 23, 2021

Were There No Lepers in Israel? Rev. Stephen Hollaway 2 Kings 5:1-14; Luke 4:22-30, February 14, 2021   What was Jesus thinking? It was his first sermon in his hometown synagogue, to people who still thought of him as “that carpenter’s boy.” Didn’t he want to make a good first impression? Instead, he touches the…

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Chicken Necks and Lifting Weights: God’s Radical Kingdom

February 3, 2021

“Chicken Necks and Lifting Weights: God’s Radical Kingdom” Psalm 62: 5-12 Mark 1:14-20 Rev. Kate Foster First & Franklin Presbyterian Church Sunday, January 24, 2021 My senior year of high school, with one more P.E. requirement to fulfill for graduation, there was only one option that fit with my academic schedule: weightlifting. With no other…

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They Are Icons For Us All

January 4, 2021

“They Are Icons for Us All” January 3, 2021 First & Franklin Presbyterian Church The Prayer for Understanding: The Witness of the Scripture: Old Testament: Isaiah 60:1-6 The Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12 The Sermon: “Now is the winter of our discontent…” that is how Shakespeare begins Richard III. But “discontent” seems a weak vessel for our…

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At Home in our Midst

January 4, 2021

“At Home in our Midst” – II Samuel 7.1-9, Luke 1.26-33 Rev. Rhonda S. Cooper – December 20, 2020 First and Franklin Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, Maryland You better watch out, you better not pout, you better not cry, I’m telling you why … you-know-who is coming to town. Most of us, no matter our age,…

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A PLACE OF TEARS AND FEARS

December 1, 2020

A Place of Tears and Fears – 11-8-2020 – Rev. Rhonda S. Cooper, First & Franklin Presbyterian Joshua 24.1-3a, 12-15, 22; I Thessalonians 4.13-18; Matthew 25.1-13   I spend most of my week in a place of tears and fears. As many of you know, I am the cancer center chaplain in one of the…

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