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From Karl Travis | March 28, 2018

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You know about the Christmas rush, but it doesn’t compare to the Easter rush. At Christmas, we hurry to get it all done. At Easter, we dash right past the cross. It’s natural to hit the high points of Palm Sunday and Easter with little attention to the week between them. Life is...

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From Karl Travis | February 28, 2018

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Dear Friends, Not a Sunday passes without someone mentioning to me at the Narthex door that they’ve had a difficult time hearing amplified voices at the 11 am service. Our Sanctuary does indeed provide challenges when listening for the spoken word! Some months ago the Session appointed a...

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From Karl Travis | February 14, 2018

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Dear Friends, I’m curious about soulmates. The term has tremendous cachet in pop culture. The internet can help when searching for a soulmate. A Google query delivers counsel on how to tell if another person is your actual soulmate (are there soulmate impostors?), which makes me wonder...

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From Karl Travis | January 17, 2018

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Dear Friends, As we go to press – which these days means as we prepare to hit the send button – 79 men have registered for this weekend’s Men’s Retreat. I’m delighted with the response. More important, I’m delighted about the friendships that will be forged...

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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 Karl Travis | August 2, 2017

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On December 23, 1956, when First Pres members worshiped in their Penn Street sanctuary for the first time, the building sparkled with newness and hope. The windows were resplendent. The pews hadn’t attracted a spot of dust. The steeple shone white and pure above it all, adorned with newly...

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From Karl Travis | July 12, 2017

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Among the many wonderful opportunities for growth and service available to First Pres members, I am particularly excited by our young Men’s Ministry. Kicked off with an off campus retreat in January, the monthly gatherings have gained traction and are quickly gaining an important spot in...

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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 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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