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Mount Nebo & Mount Vernon

June 6, 2021

Mount Nebo & Mount Vernon Rev. Christian Iosso – June 6, 2021 Texts: Deuteronomy 34: 1-9. (Proverbs 29: 18.) I Corinthians 3: 10-15. Mount Nebo is that place from which you can see the Promised Land, but not enter it. Mount Vernon is a Promised Land that has forgotten what it was promised for. Mount…

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Carnival & Celebration for a Post-Covid Church

May 20, 2021

Carnival & Celebration for a Post-Covid Church May 16, 2021 Rev. Christian Iosso, Interim Pastor                                     Texts: 2 Samuel 6: 3b-5, 12-16.     Luke 7: 31-35. Today’s question is: are we holding back too much? Are we too restrained, not only…

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Motherhood, Wisdom, and Security

May 11, 2021

Motherhood, Wisdom, and Security Rev. Christian Iosso – May 9, 2021 Texts: Proverbs 3:13-31, 33-35. 9: 1-6. One of the most important parts of getting an organ transplant is having a safe and secure place where one can recover. Depending on the organ involved and the age of the recipient, recuperation can take up to…

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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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“Finding Our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety”

February 23, 2021

“Finding Our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety” February 21, 2021 — First Sunday in Lent First & Franklin Presbyterian Church Rev.  Jack Hodges  The Prayer for Understanding: The Witness of the Scripture: Old Testament: Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 The Gospel: Mark 1:12-15 The Sermon: Ash Wednesday is history; Lent is upon us. Lenten days can…

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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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CUBA UPDATE

February 19, 2021

Cuba Update  In spite of the pandemic, our sister church in Cuba and we have been able to continue sharing  news, greetings, and prayer requests through emails, Baltimore Presbytery connections,  meetings with other U.S. partner churches of Taguasco Presbyterian Church, and two live  Facebook Messenger visits. The town of Taguasco and the province of Santi…

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Resource to Help Observe Lent

February 19, 2021

2021-01-03 – Scripture in Context – The Temptation

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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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Fitting In

February 3, 2021

Dorothy Churn LaPenta First and Franklin Presbyterian Church – January 10, 2021 Mark 1: 4-11 Acts 19:1-7 FITTING IN There was a difference between John’s baptism and Jesus’ baptism. John’s baptism required confession from the people gathered and once they repented, they were able to be washed in the waters of baptism and given a…

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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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