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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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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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