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From Robyn Michalove | July 17, 2019

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Dear Friends, What a gift to share in our connectional church and our shared hope and common faith. Many of us travel to other congregations on vacations or when we visit friends and family, and we experience the gift of the larger body of Christ.   This week thirty children and youth...

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From Michael Waschevski | July 10, 2019

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Dear friends, Last week we began our Worship Around the World theme in worship.  Over the next several weeks we are intentionally incorporating liturgy and music from a different continent each week.   In addition to prayers, creeds, hymns and songs, we are praying for the Church...

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From Joshua Stewart | July 3, 2019

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Dear friends, This week, we celebrate our nation’s birthday. We remember, we reflect, and we party with parades, lakeside festivities, baseball games, slip ‘n slides, and cookouts. As I reflect on our country’s founders as well as our church’s founders, I’m...

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From Joshua Stewart | June 19, 2019

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Dear friends, Over the years, I’ve had the honor to share leadership in a variety of youth trips with my colleagues. From trips to Scotland with Michael Waschevski and the Heifer Ranch with Amy Parker, it’s a joy to share in Christ’s ministry with such gifted and committed...

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From Michael Waschevski | June 12, 2019

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Dear friends, With Pentecost Sunday now in the rearview mirror, we enter the time of year the church identifies either as the Season after Pentecost or Ordinary Time. Not very exciting designations, are they? Take your pick which you prefer! The Time after Pentecost sounds like a letdown. Kind...

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From Joshua Stewart | June 5, 2019

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Dear friends, When my wife, Annie, told me she was interested in recruiting a soccer team of Sunday School friends from our twins’ class, I was skeptical.  When she told me that I needed to be the coach, I was even more skeptical.  But, after our first team practice, I knew that...

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From Robyn Michalove | May 22, 2019

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Dear Friends, This month I attended a PC(USA) World Mission Consultation in Nevada with church leaders from around the country. This was the third regional consultation in the United States. Four international consultations were also held around the globe (Kenya, Germany, Thailand and...

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From Michael Waschevski | May 15, 2019

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Dear friends,   During the last three weeks, First Presbyterian has welcomed 23 new members to the congregation. Some made their profession of faith as part of the confirmation class, some transferred membership from other congregations, and several have reaffirmed their faith and...

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From Joshua Stewart | May 8, 2019

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Dear friends,  I love music, especially church music. I’m sure you know one of my very favorite church musicians, Willie Nelson. A couple years ago, Willie wrote a wonderful tribute song about his good friend who died, another favorite church musician, Merle Haggard. The song’s...

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From Robyn Michalove | April 24, 2019

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Dear Friends, “He is risen! He is risen indeed!”  Those are the triumphal proclamations we make on Easter morning. Accompanied by a brass band as we sing hymns, surrounded by a multitude of faithful believers, dressed in our Sunday best, we are not afraid to shout in the church...

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