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From Josh Stewart | July 6, 2017

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Dear friends,  (SPOILER ALERT!  What’s most important in this letter are the words of our youth at the bottom, so be sure to scroll down and read them!)  If you haven’t realized yet, I love themes. I love themes and mottos and titles. When I was in Austin...

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From Karl Travis | June 21, 2017

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Today begins summer, at least officially, though it’s merely a technical note; with temperatures in the high 90s for some weeks now, it has felt like summer for a long time. 130 kids and over 50 adult helpers are downstairs in the Gym and Youth Room, enjoying Vacation Church School. Some...

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From Robyn Michalove | June 14, 2017

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Dear Friends, A passion of mine is engaging people in service and outreach. Whether at Community Crossroads or in local non-profits, we all have gifts to share as disciples of Christ. And, as many of you have experienced, when we give of ourselves, we gain much through our interactions and our...

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From Josh Stewart | June 7, 2017

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Dear friends,  I am saddened by the increase in child and adolescent suicide. I am aware that many of our youth are impacted by suicide or suicide attempts and as we strive to serve these youth, it is important that our faith community is aware of media messages and portrayals of suicide...

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From Karl Travis | May 31, 2017

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Dear Friends, If you’ve shopped for tennis shoes in recent years you know that there’s no such thing anymore. Athletic shoes have gone high tech and there’s a shoe for every kind of exercise. You can buy shoes for walking, shoes for jogging, and shoes for sprinting. You can...

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From Karl Travis | May 10, 2017

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The opposite of faith is not doubt; it is fear. Yet, fear is natural and widespread. It is little surprise, then, that angels and others of God’s messengers – especially and also Jesus – so frequently greet Biblical characters by saying, “Do not be afraid.” From...

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From Michael Waschevski | May 3, 2017

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Dear Friends, How can it be May already? This year seems to be flying by!  Summer is just around the corner. And summer often ushers in new rhythms of life. Perhaps this is true for you. During the summer, First Presbyterian Church continues with weekly worship and education, pastoral and...

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From Josh Stewart | April 19, 2017

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Dear friends,  This is one of my favorite times of the year because on Sunday, April 30 (during the entire 11 a.m. worship service only), we will celebrate our annual “Youth Sunday.”  This is the day when our youth lead worship during the entire 11 a.m. worship...

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From Karl Travis | April 9, 2017

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I regularly drive past a costume shop on Forest Park. It’s fun to watch the seasons change, evidenced by the curbside marquis. Easter is almost here. This morning the sign read, “Rabbit and Roman Costumes Available Now.” Maybe it’s because I’m a staid, boring...

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From Michael Waschevski | April 5, 2017

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Dear friends,  This Sunday we begin the Holy Week journey with Jesus.  Holy Week is like no other week.  Holy Week is filled with big dramatic events involving the most well-known people in the gospel story.  Crowds shouting  “Hosanna!”  An upstairs...

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