And We Are Keeping This Because?

Holding On To Spiritual Clutter Something amazing happened yesterday that absolutely surprised me and filled me with indescribable joy.  Some of the Worship Team came to remove the Chrismons from the tree in the sanctuary and to take down and put up all the decorations from the Advent Season.  Down the hallway from the sanctuary [...]

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Wrong Wood, Wrong Place, Wrong Time

  From where I live out my faith (not meaning my literal community, but the culture around me) it appears that a lot more people seem to love Jesus just a little bit more this time of year.  I mean, I see social media posts of people who are outraged that businesses no longer use [...]

Do You Pass The Peace Or Pass By The Peace?

Oh Lord, It's Monday!

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Well, our Advent Journey is about to end and as with the ending of any journey there should be some reflection about our experiences.  What memories have been renewed?  What new things have you seen that you have never seen before?  Were there any lessons learned?  Would you do it again?  Or would you file it under, “I’ll never do that again!”?  Or are you like so many today in our culture, have you been unmoved, changed by the true meaning of this season of anticipation?

Yesterday was the Fourth and final Sunday of Advent and the fourth candle was lit, the Candle of Peace.  One of the things we do as the church in regular times of worship and during special times of worship such as Holy Communion, is this thing called “the passing of the peace.”  One worshiper shares the peace of Christ with another worshiper through a…

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Your Date That Will Live In Infamy

Tomorrow is December 7, Pearl Harbor Day.  As President Roosevelt addressed Congress, he coined a phrase that is synonymous with that dreadful day.  He called it "a date that will live in infamy."  This quote marked that date not only in history books but in the hearts and minds of those who were alive that [...]