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From Robyn Michalove | April 8, 2020

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Dear friends, Last week Josh shared an inspirational piece about a Presbyterian missionary who secretly took solitary communion while being held hostage in Lebanon. Last summer, on the fiftieth anniversary of our moon landing, a church member shared with me that the first food eaten on the...

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From Joshua Stewart | April 1, 2020

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Dear friends, Ben Weir was a Presbyterian missionary in Beirut, Lebanon. One day, Ben was taken hostage. He spent many, many months in a lonely prison, chained to a radiator. It was a very hard time in his life. Some of the things Ben did to keep up his courage was to sing hymns to himself. He...

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From Joshua Stewart | March 18, 2020

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Dear friends, “Social distancing” is a new term in our culture’s vocabulary thanks to COVID-19 (coronavirus), and I find it a haunting new concept that I am trying to use carefully. In short, we know that this involves common sense safety precautions (i.e. washing hands...

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From Michael Waschevski | March 11, 2020

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As we continue our Lenten journey Face to Face with Jesus, I pray the season has been one of deepening faith for you. Sunday worship, WOW worship, and Wednesday Midday Prayer services have been exploring gospel stories where  individuals and groups of people come face to face with Jesus and...

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From Joshua Stewart | March 4, 2020

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Dear friends, As I arrived to the office this morning, I found myself drawn to pull a favorite book off the shelf.  It is a book that I return to time and time again, especially when life feels heavy and I need an extra dose of grace and perspective. The book is written by Ted Loder, and...

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From Michael Waschevski | February 19, 2020

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Dear friends, Robyn preached a moving sermon Sunday on being connected through the church.  I found the sermon especially moving as it was being lived out in worship throughout the day.  Sunday morning we celebrated the sacrament of Baptism for five children at the 9 and 11 a.m...

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From Josh Stewart | February 12, 2020

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Dear friends, Recently, I wrote to you about playing various Mister Rogers songs for our 4-year-old twins.  We were listening to the clever song, “What Do You Do with the Mad That You Feel?” when our daughter really caught me off guard.  After the song ended, Sippi looked...

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From Robyn Michalove | February 5, 2020

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Dear Friends, This week has our news headlines dominated by political news of Iowa caucuses (and failing technology), the State of the Union speech and the various reactions to it, an impeachment vote even today, and continuous coverage of campaign contenders. Truthfully, it seems a bit much...

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From Joshua Stewart | January 22, 2020

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Dear friends, One of my favorite classes at Princeton Seminary was “The Theology and Ethics of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” and it’s one of the reasons I’m passionate about teaching our young people about Dr. King’s life, legacy, and theology.  his past Sunday in...

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From Robyn Michalove | January 15, 2020

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Dear Friends, After months and months of planning, praying, and preparing, the construction for our renovation and addition to Community Crossroads has finally begun! We moved into our outreach center, lovingly rehabbed by church volunteers, in November 2011. The ministries housed there have...

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