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From Michael Waschevski | December 11, 2019

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Dear Friends, In this season of Advent, as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Emmanuel – God with us – holy scripture, poetry, and song help us give voice to the mystery of the Incarnation. This Sunday’s proclamation of the Word at the 11 a.m. service includes five anthems...

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From Joshua Stewart | December 4, 2019

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Dear friends, This Thursday, we host our 74th Christmas Party for the Blind. A number of years ago, when the group who organized this party told us they were closing, our Youth Committee bravely stepped in and decided to take the reins entirely. Since then, the Party for the Blind has...

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From Joshua Stewart | November 13, 2019

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Dear friends,   Today is World Kindness Day, which is also known this year as “Cardigan Day” according to folks excited about the upcoming release of the new Mister Rogers movie.  Along with many of you, I’ve been waiting in great anticipation for this upcoming film...

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From Joshua Stewart | October 23, 2019

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Dear friends,   I love this definition of generosity written by Grady Nutt:  “To take everything you know of yourself and give it to everything you know of God, with all your heart, with all your joy, just for the heaven of it!”  As we approach another Commitment...

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From Michael Waschevski | October 9, 2019

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Dear friends,   During this month we take an opportunity to intentionally reflect on God’s generosity in our lives and our prayerful response. The month culminates when we offer our pledges and commitments to God in worship on October 27.  It is a holy moment in our lives as...

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From Joshua Stewart | October 2, 2019

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Dear friends,  Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.”  It’s so true that our mindset often plays a big role in our results and outcomes.  Certainly, this also applies to our daily faith journeys...

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From Robyn Michalove | September 18, 2019

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Dear Friends, Last weekend I had the honor of participating in a church member’s daughter’s quinceañera in our chapel. It was an especially meaningful service as I had baptized her and her sisters just two years ago at Worship on Wednesdays at Community Crossroads...

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From Michael Waschevski | September 11, 2019

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Dear friends,   Last Sunday was a full and wonderful day on our Penn Street campus.  Worship was vibrant and moving, visitors and new members began a First Connections Class together, Church School classes for all ages began -including new classes, a new member was received, we...

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From Joshua Stewart | September 4, 2019

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Dear friends,  Getting started is oftentimes the hardest part of a journey.  Making the commitment to take that first step requires courage, faith, and risk.  In our everchanging world, when it feels like everything is at our fingertips, it seems to be harder and harder to summon...

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From Joshua Stewart | August 21, 2019

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Dear friends,   Many years ago, I remember being asked to attend a big event called Triennium.  I had recently graduated from high school, and the trip sounded like fun.  It would involve traveling on a plane with a bunch of youth from Palo Duro Presbytery who I didn’t...

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