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From Your Pastors | June 1, 2020

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Dear Friends, On the heels of Pentecost, the predominant imagery of Acts 2.1-21 intersects with the images seen around our country in these tragic days. The “divided” tongues of our day scream at one another from partisan corners; the imagery of fire is seen in our rage and burning...

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From Michael Waschevski | June 3, 2020

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Dear friends, This past week has been one of incredible grief, pain, anger, frustration, and soul searching as we, once again, come face to face with the racism that continues to lead to death and destruction of lives and communities.   As a community of Christ’s disciples, we...

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From Joshua Stewart | May 20, 2020

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Dear friends, This past Sunday evening, over 50 youth and families gathered together virtually to celebrate our high school graduates at our ZOOM Senior Dinner! Even though everyone wished we could be together in person, I’m proud of our youth committee keeping this important event on our...

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From Robyn Michalove | May 13, 2020

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Dear Friends, During this time of physical distancing, I am grateful for technology that connects us for worship, for fellowship, for education and so on. I know that some people experience ‘technology fatigue’ with all of our increased use, but I try to see it as better than the...

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From Michael Waschevski | May 6, 2020

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Dear friends, Like everything else these last months during the pandemic, Mother’s Day this Sunday will be very different from other Mother’s Days.  Continued social distancing, strong encouragement not to gather as multiple households, and restrictions on travel...

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From Robyn Michalove | April 22, 2020

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Dear Friends,Last Sunday and this Sunday we are reflecting on the passage from John’s gospel of Jesus encountering the disciples on Easter evening. Every time I read it, it strikes me as miraculous that the first response from Jesus to his disciples is one of peace. To the disciples...

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From Michael Waschevski | April 15, 2020

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Dear friends, As we live into this Easter season, we continue to find ourselves Staying at Home.  It isn’t just that we couldn’t gather Easter Sunday, but the reality is we won’t be gathering for several more Sundays. This Easter season we find...

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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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