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So it begins

Wednesday, March 28, 2012– It’s the week before Holy Week, so probably not the ideal time for a pastor to start a blog, but–hey!–perhaps it will help me organize my thoughts. You can probably be the judge of that! In December, people always comment about how busy I must be with all the services and the special events; but Advent …

“What do you know by Heart?” Jeremiah 31:31-34, John 12:20-33 3/25/12

Christians sometimes say that the God of the Old Testament is a God of wrath and the God of the New Testament is a God of compassion. But the passage from Jeremiah which Tom read for us this morning should make us think twice before making such a simplistic statement– “The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I …

Harriet Leidich’s 100th Birthday Celebration

Hats to borrow for next month’s celebration are available for try-on in Room 6 after worship. Write your name on a post-it and put with your chosen hat. Your hat will be in room 6 for you on Sunday April 15th. If you want to decorate it, feel free to take it home this Sunday.

On-line Discussion Group

Books are in for the newly forming on-line discussion group. Richard Rohr’s “Falling Upward: Spirituality for the Second Half of life.” See Lorna to pick up your copy. Anyone not already signed up is welcome to join by signing up in Webster Hall (near the big Red Heart).

chris test

test of using nggallery

msm test

youth group

“Too Big to Ignore” John 3:14-21 3/18/12

“John 3:16.” You have no doubt seen that on signs held up at sporting events or other occasions on TV, or on billboards in states that allow such things. You may have had to memorize this verse in Sunday school if you are of such an age when you were taught to memorize things. John 3:16. Do you know it? …

“Busy, Busy, Busy” Psalm 19, John 2:13-21

Bruce and I had dinner with, and saw the pictures of, a friend of ours who recently returned from a trip to India. On the last night of their stay, the group our friend was traveling with went to the Flower Festival that is held once a year in one of the nearby temples. That morning, literally millions of brightly …

03/09/12 Change to framework.php (done)

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03/08/12 summary of church retreat (Lorna)

03/08/12 summary of church retreat (Lorna) All Church Retreat is over (I could ask leaders for a summary of it if you like) Lorna

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