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About pastorpeg

Hi -- I'm the pastor of the United Methodist Churches in Lakeville and Sharon CT. This blog was created to post my sermons so that people can read them who were not able to come to our worship services (Times of Worship: Lakeville: 9:15 am, Sharon 10:45) or for people who want to review them during the week. I hope you enjoy reading them.

The King of Love

November 26, 2017               Christ the King Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24          Ephesians 1:15-23      Matthew 25:31-46        Christ the King Sunday is the newest day in the liturgical year. Did you know that it was added to the calendar by the Roman … Continue reading

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Choose God

November 12, 2017               23rd Sunday of Pentecost Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25          1 Thessalonians 4:13-18        Matthew 25:1-13         The time from All Saint’s Day until Christ the King Sunday is called the Season of Saints. It’s … Continue reading

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Witnessing to the Saints in Our Lives

November 5, 2017                 All Saints Day Celebration Revelations 7:9-17      1 John 3:1-3               Matthew 5:1-12 Many of you know I was raised Presbyterian, and Presbyterians don’t celebrate any of the extra Christian holidays. Basically it was Advent without the candles (The … Continue reading

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Foundation of Faith

October 29, 2017       21st Sunday in Pentecost Deuteronomy 34:1–12            1 Thessalonians 2:1–8                        Matthew 22:34–46 Happy 500th year anniversary of the Reformation! On October 31 Martin Luther posted 95 points of debate against the practice of indulgences on either the door … Continue reading

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What “Taxes” Do We Need to Give to God?

October 22, 2017       20th Sunday of Pentecost     SUMC Stewardship Sunday Exodus 33:12–23        1 Thessalonians 1:1–10          Matthew 22:15–22 Ouch! Taxes! No one likes that word, not in our day-and-age, and not in Jesus’ time. Taxes have always been contentious. Actually, … Continue reading

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Keep on Going for Christ

October 15, 2017                   19th Sunday of Pentecost Exodus: 32: 1-14        Philippians 4:1-9       Matthew 22:1-14 One of the techniques for writing a sermon is to read a Bible story and then to think: Who am I in the Bible story? … Continue reading

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Being Caretakers of God’s Love

October 8, 2017         18th Sunday of Pentecost Genesis 39:4-6            Philippians 3:4b-14         Matthew 21:33–46 Jesus told a lot of stories about tenant or stewards who were in charge of their master’s houses when the master was away, a common … Continue reading

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