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Thoughts & Prayers, Part 1

4th Sunday after the Epiphany Just these lines, my friends … … to say that for the last couple of weekends we’ve been affected by weather events. I get a little blue when I’m not able to gather with the people of God called Matthews. This past Sunday, January 23, we livestreamed our 11 am service. If you missed Sunday...
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Two Notes

3rd Sunday after the Epiphany Just these lines, my friends … … to say that I was heartbroken the weather got the best of us & forced the cancellation of the Martin Luther King community events this past weekend. I do hope you had the chance to hear our wonderful music, Howard Nussman and my message from two important scripture...
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Help Us Ship the Nuts Out of Georgia

2nd Sunday after the Epiphany Just these lines, my friends … … to say that I hope December’s turn of the calendar into January is filling you with anticipation for what God will do this year. Longing is an essential part of the Christian life as we lean into a future where God is already present and waiting for us....
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The New Year

1st Sunday after the Epiphany Just these lines, my friends … … to say thank you for all the many notes and cards and gifts during the Christmas season. Your love and support is beyond compare and so deeply appreciated by the entire Wilson family. Speaking of the Wilson family, we spent a lot of time with our children and...
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The Child that Changes Everything

2nd Sunday of Christmas Just these lines, my friends … … to say that I’m still reveling in the awe and wonder of Christmas Eve and the days since. We had four in-person Christmas Eve worship services in the Sanctuary and Gym. Then on Sunday morning (December 26th), a wonderful group of persons came to our late morning and early...
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Believe

1st Sunday of Christmas Just these lines, my friends … … to say that it is hard to believe we have entered Christmas week… the excitement is high! I hope God brings joy and comfort to you in this season. There are a few wonderful things I’d like to mention about the last few days when it comes to Matthews...
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Come Down

4th Sunday of Advent Just these lines, my friends … … to say that there are so many wonderful things from this past week: United Youth Basketball cranking up all week: 25 teams and nearly 250 young people are involved! Thank you, Rob Hunter. Staff Community Christmas Party and pajama packing on Wednesday: I love our staff community so much....
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Practical Tips for Advent

3rd Sunday of Advent Just these lines, my friends … … to say that there were two things I hope you were able to see this past Sunday. First of all, I wish you could have seen our hallways lined with gifts from the Angel Tree. Then all our volunteers, led by Elizabeth Wetmore, getting them ready to be picked...
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Moved by the Music

2nd Sunday of Advent Just these lines, my friends … … to say that it was the first time in the nearly 40 years of marriage that we didn’t have one of our kids home with us for Thanksgiving. So, we invited Margie Vanasek and our Habitat family Marie, Celestin, John and Prince and had a splendid day of thanksgiving!...