Categories: Pastor's Midweek Missive

The Heart’s True Cry

March 6 was the beginning of Lent. Lent is sort of like running a sprint, an intense period of exercise. There are two times in our Christian calendar for these sprints, the four weeks before Christmas, which is called Advent, and Lent, the 40 days, not counting Sundays, before Easter. The word Lent is from […]

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Categories: Pastor's Midweek Missive

A Troubled Past (Isa 63:15-64:9)

As I read the words of the prophet Isaiah I think of a troubled marriage. Like a fly on a wall I can eavesdrop on this troubled relationship. “You’re never here!” she yells in exasperation! “Even when you are here, you’re not here! Where are you?” “You treat me like I’m some kind of stranger! Worse! […]

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Categories: Pastor's Midweek Missive

Not Chained

I was raised in a Bible-believing tradition, the German Evangelical and Reformed Church, which during my childhood merged with the Congregational Churches of Christ in Boston to create the United Church of Christ.  Both of my childhood congregations have since left the UCC because they do not accept the liberal teachings of their denominational leadership. […]

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A Fresh Commitment

‘In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage. On entering the house, they […]

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Categories: Pastor's Midweek Missive

A Great Man

Today sees the start of the funeral arrangements for George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States who passed away last week at the age of 94. Others will provide a far more fitting eulogy for this man who began his life of service to the country at the age of eighteen […]

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Categories: Church

Advent and Christmas Eve 2018

Even when maps show us the way and road signs assure us that we’re heading in the right Direction, travel often includes the unexpected. Join friends and neighbors at Roberts Park on an Advent journey toward Christmas as wee prepare to celebrate both our Savior’s birth and the extraordinary news that also awaits us in […]

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Categories: Pastor's Midweek Missive

How Much Does Voting Mean to You?

Inevitably after the long campaigns that have been fought by the candidates at all levels in yesterdays midterm elections, the media and political pundits speak in term of ‘winning and losing.’ The various ‘wins’ and ‘losses’ will be debated in the coming days, and the politicians from both sides of the aisle will ‘spin’ their […]

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