Perfecting Harmony

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Perfecting Harmony

A homily preached by Rev. Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli at Foundry UMC, February 4, 2018, the fifth Sunday after the Epiphany. “Grace Notes” sermon series.

Texts: Ephesians 4:1-7, 14-16, Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 

 

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