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From Michael Waschevski | April 17, 2019

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Dear friends, As you receive this PSO, we are in the middle of Holy Week.  Each day we have been worshipping in the chapel at noon as we journey with Jesus to Jerusalem and to the cross.  The final three days before Easter are an especially intense time of worship and...

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From Joshua Stewart | April 10, 2019

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Dear friends, On the eve of the first Holy Week, Jesus stood on the Mount of Olives, overlooking the great city, and he meticulously planned his entry into Jerusalem. There’s a really interesting line in this story as Jesus gives detailed instructions on acquiring his version of a stretch...

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From Robyn Michalove | April 3, 2019

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  Dear Friends,   Lent offers us a space to be intentional about our walk of faith. Who do we encounter on our path and how can we share the light and love of God with them? What do we learn as we follow Christ’s footsteps of service and compassion, of suffering and of...

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From Joshua Stewart | March 20, 2019

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Dear friends,  When I graduated from Princeton Seminary in May of 2005, the energy on campus was off the charts. Families and friends were gathering for all the usual graduation festivities, a couple close seminary friends were even getting married in the midst of it, and all my classmates...

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From Robyn Michalove | March 13, 2019

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Dear Friends, With the ‘spring forward’ time change now in effect, the light lingers into the evening. And, appropriately, the season of Lent comes at this time when the hours of daytime are “lengthening” as spring approaches. The word lent is from the Old English word...

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From Michael Waschevski | March 6, 2019

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Dear friends, Today is Ash Wednesday.  First Presbyterian Church gathers for worship at 12 noon in the Chapel, 5.30 p.m. at WOW (Community Crossroads) and at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  Scripture, preaching, music, prayers, the imposition of ashes, and the sharing of  the...

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From Joshua Stewart | February 20, 2019

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Dear friends,  As a lifelong Presbyterian who is now a father of 3-year-old twins, I’m learning to appreciate a certain amount of noise and unrest from young children in a worship service. Noisy babies and fidgety toddlers are signs of life and vitality, and I think it’s a sign...

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From Michael Waschevski | Febraury 13, 2019

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Dear friends,   Christian history is filled with wisdom from sisters and brothers throughout out the ages.  Their life and witness through their writings continue to inspire me.  I was recently reminded of these words from St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney (1786-1859), a French...

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From Joshua Stewart | February 6, 2019

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Dear friends,  From a prison cell, God speaks to the prophet Jeremiah.  While his city is being defeated by the Babylonians, Jeremiah hears:   “Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your...

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From Robyn Michalove | January 23, 2019

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Dear Friends,   Recently my 11-year-old daughter encouraged me to begin exercising more regularly which is sage advice for my physical and mental health. As you know, there are countless benefits to movement for your body, mind, and spirit!   I also carve out some time each day for...

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