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From Robyn Michalove | January 3, 2018

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Dear Friends, Happy New Year! And, soon, Happy Epiphany! Epiphany concludes the twelve days of Christmas and recalls the visit of the Magi to Jesus, when the light guided them to God’s incarnation.   As we approach Epiphany at the beginning of this new year, we – as a...

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From Michael Waschevski | December 27, 2017

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Dear Friends, While the culture is already putting Christmas decorations into storage, the church is still celebrating! Christmas is a season. Twelve days as the famous song reminds us. Twelve days to celebrate Emmanuel - God with us. Twelve days to celebrate the mystery and wonder of the...

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From Josh Stewart | December 13, 2017

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Dear friends,  It’s that time of year again when we are supposed to slow down and ponder the Reason for the Season. The other night during Youth Group, I spoke with our students about how busy we tend to get during the Advent and Christmas seasons. For Youth Group, this busyness...

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From Robyn Michalove | December 6, 2017

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Dear Friends, In this first week of Advent, I pray that you are able to find some time this season to prepare for Christ’s coming in meaningful ways. Advent and Christmas remind us that God makes a home within us, and we also remember that God makes a home in the world. So, to grow in...

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From Josh Stewart | November 15, 2017

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Dear friends, A couple weeks ago, I asked a big question in Youth Group. We were studying Martin Luther and thinking together about grace and works (Ephesians 2.8-10 to be exact). The questions was this: if we are saved by God’s grace through faith, what difference do our good works...

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From Robyn Michalove | November 8, 2017

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Dear Friends, While many of us were in the 11 a.m. worship service a few days ago, rested with an extra hour of sleep, 270 miles south of us, 26 people tragically lost their lives and 20 were wounded in a mass shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The victims include...

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From Karl Travis | November 1, 2017

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Happy All Saints’ Day. I suppose that’s a bit weird, wishing you a happy day at a time set aside to remember the saints who have died. Still, hear me out. All Saints’ Day is an age-old and world-wide Christian observance. The Eastern Church celebrates the day on the first...

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From Karl Travis | October 18, 2017

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Dear friends, Loving history as I do, I’ll admit to a lump in my throat. I know, I know – marking important dates isn’t atop everyone’s list, but still, this one matters. It is important. October 31 marks the 500th anniversary of Luther’s protest. On that day in...

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From Josh Stewart | October 4, 2017

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Dear friends,  When tragedies strike our country like this week’s Las Vegas shooting, it forces us to think deeply about our faith and beliefs. We are certainly holding close in our thoughts and prayers all of the people and families whose lives have been turned upside down because...

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From Josh Stewart | September 6, 2017

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Dear friends,  The widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey is nothing short of mind-blowing. We continue to remember and support countless people in need through our prayers and by donating to thoughtful organizations such as Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) for example...

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