Meaningful Eclipses

Yesterday I wasn’t in the office for not just one reason but two: a birthday and an eclipse. Both are rare events, although birthdays are far more common. My son Ian celebrated his third birthday, and those only come around once in a lifetime, even if we do celebrate birthdays...

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Pentecost – God in the Midst of Crisis

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; when through the rivers, they won’t sweep over you.” –Isaiah 43:2 I need to begin by expressing a deep sense of gratitude to everyone who came out for the yard clean-up and garden work to get the church grounds...

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Anticipating Pentecost

“The spirit of the Lord God is upon me,  because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor…”...

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Easter Proclamations – Expo

I started writing this on Monday, but for various reasons didn’t manage to finish it until today! During the time with the children in worship this past Sunday, two of the girls were carrying with them gifts from their Secret Friends: one had “Rainbow Dash” and the other “Twilight Sparkle.”...

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Easter Proclamations

Easter Proclamations “He is not here, for he has been raised, as he said” –Matthew 28:6 It’s the Tuesday after Easter, and I am preparing for a funeral. It’s a real contrast, because we are now in the season of celebrating new life and resurrection hope. It seems odd to...

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