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United Voice – June 2020

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Worship – June 7 – “Whacking Away the Vultures”

Genesis 15:1-15 God gave old Abram a wonderful vision—children and grandchildren as many as the stars in the heaven. To remember the vision, Abram prepared a huge burnt sacrifice of all kinds of meat. But all through the night, he … Continue reading

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Clothed with Power

“Wait in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high.” – Luke 24:49 (WEB) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is much in the news right now. From grocery clerks to medical staff, bus drivers to nursing home … Continue reading

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Worship – Sunday, May 31 – Pentecost

Acts 2:1-21 It’s the story of hundreds of people gathered in Jerusalem and God’s spirit being poured out on them all, so they could dream dreams and see visions. Who would have thought that our greatest dream and vision this … Continue reading

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Study Opportunities in June

Stuck at home? No place to go? Tired of Netflix? Want to feed your soul (instead of your body)? Then join in a summer online Study Course for United members and friends. Because the courses will be on Zoom, you … Continue reading

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United Voice – May 2020

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With the Voice of Thanksgiving

“But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you.” – Jonah 2:9 (NRSV) Jonah spoke those words from the belly of a whale. He’d been inside the creature for three days and three nights, after being thrown off … Continue reading

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Honest to God

My times are in your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors. – Psalm 31:15 I wonder if Jesus prayed Psalm 31 before his entry into Jerusalem. The Gospel of Luke says that next Friday, he prayed—or … Continue reading

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God’s Gentle Partners

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” – Matthew 5:5 (NRSV) I’ve always had trouble with the third Beatitude. The other blessings from Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount are worthy goals: hungering for righteousness, showing mercy, striving … Continue reading

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Listen Up

“Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I called.” – Isaiah 48:12 (NRSV) “Listen.” “Hearken.” “Assemble, all of you, and hear!” “Draw near to me and hear.” Chapter 48 of Isaiah echoes with the injunction to the Israelites to listen … Continue reading

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