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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.

Don’t Let the Eeyores Get You Down

June 25, 2017                        3rd Sunday of Pentecost Jeremiah 20:7-13         Romans 6:1b-11       Matthew 10:24-39 There is a character in the beloved children’s book, Winnie the Pooh, called Eeyore. Eeeyore is a gloomy donkey. His favorite expressions are, “Oh, my,” and “Oh, … Continue reading

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Begin with Prayer

June 18, 2017                        2nd Sunday in Pentecost & Father’s Day Genesis 18:1-15          Romans 5:1-8              Matthew 9:35-10:23 Jesus had a tough job. I don’t mean the whole salvation of the world thing. Don’t get me wrong, dying on the cross so … Continue reading

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In the Beginning

June 11, 2017            1st Sunday of Pentecost Genesis 1:1–2:4a        2 Corinthians 13:11–13          John 1: 1-5, 9-14             In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and … Continue reading

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The Elements of Pentecost

June 4, 2017         Pentecost Acts 2:1-21     1 Corinthians 12:3b-13           John 7:37–39 Every holiday has its images and symbols. Christmas has the star, shepherds, mangers, angels and the holy family. Epiphany has the wise men, presents, and camels. Palm Sunday … Continue reading

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Heaven Here, Not There

May 28, 2017             Ascension Sunday and Memorial Day Acts 1:6-14          1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11         John 17:1-11 You know, as Christians we aren’t supposed to get too caught up in the troubles and politics of the world. (and I … Continue reading

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Worshiping Objects

May 21, 2017             6th Sunday in Easter Act 17:22-31               1 Peter 3:13–22           John 14:15–21 I admit to being a little superstitious. I don’t put photos in my wallet – because every time I’ve done that my wallet goes missing. However, … Continue reading

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Becoming Living Stones

May 14, 2017             5th Sunday of Easter             Mother’s Day Act 7:55-60       1 Peter 2:2–10       John 14:1–14 Peter put forth a very powerful image in this scripture of Christians becoming “living stones.” It seems to be a contradictory image because stones, … Continue reading

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