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Sermons from 2017

Living Images

The Reverend Krystal Leedy

October 15, 2017
Exodus 32:1-14

A Reading from Exodus: When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered around Aaron, and said to him, “Come, make gods for us, who shall go before us; as for this Moses, …

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Prophet Sharing

The Reverend Matt Gaventa

October 8, 2017
Exodus 17:1-7

A Reading from Exodus: From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. The people quarreled with …

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Enough

The Reverend Matt Gaventa

October 1, 2017
Exodus 16: 2-15

Audio not available. A reading from the Book of Exodus The whole congregation of the Israelites complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the hand of the Lord …

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Let Us Alone and Let Us Serve

Reverend Matt Gaventa

September 24, 2017
Exodus 14:10-31

From the Book of Exodus: As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back, and there were the Egyptians advancing on them. In great fear the Israelites cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, “Was it because there were …

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Remember and Observe

The Reverend John Leedy

September 17, 2017
Exodus 12:1-14

A Reading from Exodus The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you. Tell the whole …

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Known Unknowns

The Reverend Matt Gaventa

September 10, 2017
Exodus 3:1-15

A Reading from Exodus: Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to …

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Out of the Water

The Reverend Matt Gaventa

September 3, 2017
Exodus 1:8-2:10

A Reading from Exodus Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. He said to his people, “Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and more powerful than we. Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, …

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Voice Lessons

The Reverend Matt Gaventa

August 27, 2017
Romans 16:1-2

Click here to download a PDF of the sermon Hurricane Harvey brought significant rain and high winds to Austin Saturday and Sunday, August 26-27. Because of concerns about the safety of UPC members and friends, all activities, including worship, were …

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Teach Your Children Well

The Reverend Matt Gaventa

August 21, 2017
Acts 2:37-42

The second chapter of Acts is a remarkable thing. When it opens, Christianity is a dinner party, with just a few straggling guests left at the table after Jesus’s death and ascension; by the time it ends, we’ve got a …

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A Church Reforming

The Reverend Krystal Leedy

August 13, 2017
II Kings 22:1-2, 8-11; 23:21-27

    The books of 1 and 2 Kings were originally one book, and they tend to follow a pattern. After Solomon reigned over Israel, the Kingdom split into two parts, Northern Israel and Southern Judah. Both had enemies that …

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