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Moms Vs. Avengers

5th Sunday of Easter/Mother’s Day/May 6, 2020 Just these lines, my friends …  … to say that it was so special celebrating Holy Communion with you this past Sunday.  Although we were not together in person, this mysterious sacrament joined us in spirit with our Lord and with each other. If you missed the worship service, you can watch here: 9:30 contemporary...
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Town Hall Tonight & Thoughts on Re-Opening

4th Sunday of Easter/April 29, 2020 Just these lines, my friends … … to say that I hope you’ve had a chance to listen to Pastor Paul’s message from Sunday (April 26)? It was outstanding. And how about all those wonderful musicians we have in the life of our church! We are so fortunate. You can watch Sunday’s service here:...
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Jesus Finds Us!

3rd Sunday of Easter/April 22, 2020 Just these lines, my friends  … to make sure you know we want your picture! We have 300 plus pictures of people/households taped on the pews and chairs of the church and we would love to have many more. We are adding your pictures week after week of during these days of “Shelter in...
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The Reality of the Resurrection

2nd Sunday of Easter/April 15, 2020 Just these lines, my friends … … to say that we have just celebrated the Easter of our lifetimes that may have been more like the first. Instead of rushing to the Church to celebrate the joy of Easter in the Sanctuary, we remained apart in our homes. Instead of lifting up our voices...
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Hope, Light & Love

Easter/April 8, 2020 Just these lines, my friends …  … to say that I really miss you. I so miss being with you on Sundays (face-to-face). It’s strange – when I gather with our pastors and musicians (no more than 10) on Sunday in our expansive Sanctuary to do our livestream worship service, we still do feel the presence of...
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Good News Abounds

Passion/Palm Sunday/April 1, 2020 Just these lines… … to say a special word of thanks to the hundreds of you who have been joining us for worship each week in these uncertain, turbulent days. You can watch this past Sunday’s service here and join a small group here to stay connect through the week.  Something I think will enhance your worship at...
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What Might Be Birthed in This Season?

5th Sunday in Lent/March 25, 2020 Just these lines, my friends … … to say that I do hope, if you haven’t already done so, that you will please take some time to watch our worship service from Sunday, March 22. The music was uplifting and Pastor Paul’s message was a straight arrow for our hurts and fears. Here is...
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A Prayer for These Unsettled Times

4th Sunday in Lent/March 18, 2020 Just these lines, my friends … … to say that a common comment I have seen in the media and on social over the past few days has been “church is canceled.” I want to reassure you that while we have suspended in-person gatherings and services for some days, church has NOT been canceled....
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Celebrating Presence

3rd Sunday in Lent/March 11, 2020 Just these lines, my friends…. … to say that I’m delighted to share with you that the following persons joined our transforming church community this past Sunday: Don and Deborah Morrison, Mike and Molly Butts, Maureen Laurer, Colleen Puceta, John, Judy and Jimmy Desmedt, Byard Bost, Duayal and Nanda Jayaseelen (Madeleine Grace), Gayle Kiser...