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Advent Sunday #1 Message

This is the message I shared this morning in church. I didn’t think there was anything to get emotional about as I was writing it, but for some reason, I had a hard time keeping it together on the last page. 1,640 more words

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Oldest US graduate Seminary to Close Campus

(RNS) The 208-year-old school calls the move part of “a bold new direction” as it vies to stop running big deficits and struggles to find a financially sustainable model. 50 more words

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Barrenness to Birth Pangs

Our message in church today was taken from the scripture of I Samuel 1:4-20, Hebrews 10:11-14, 19-25 and Mark 13:1-8. The title was: “Barrenness to Birth Pangs.” 1,570 more words

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Stewardship and a Widow's Mite

This is supposed to be Stewardship Sunday, for us it was a reminder of Mission Fest to come, a commendation for actions yesterday and some stories around the following scriptures: Mark 12:38-44, Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17 and Hebrews 9:24-28.Though that last one was not part of the service until the final song when we sang, “Coming Again.” Earlier we crooned to “All for Jesus” and “Give of Your Best to the Master.”  The title was Widow’s Gift. 1,839 more words

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Bible study with Job

Our Bible Study group is in the midst of a study of the book of Job. Our reading for today was chapters 11-14. It starts with one of Job’s friends basically telling him to confess already. 567 more words

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All Saints Message

After the Call to Worship this morning, we had a small candle lighting ceremony where we recognized those who had passed on this year. The scriptures were Revelation 21:1-6 read at the beginning of the candle lighting. 1,725 more words

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Being Neighborly

I can’t wait for Halloween this year!  Costumes for the boys, check.  Mom and Dad coordinated costumes, check.  Candy to give out, check.

Here’s one of the most exciting parts for me:  for the first Halloween in six years, we have neighbors.   489 more words