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Pastor’s Corner: Thanksgiving

The first American Thanksgiving did not take place in Plymouth, Massachusetts, attended by local Wampanoags and their new neighbors, that curious collection of English religious refugees and business speculators we call the Pilgrims. They did celebrate a successful harvest together in 1621, but oddly enough they did not call it a “thanksgiving.” Our modern observance […]

November 15, 2017 in Pastor's Corner Reflections by

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What I’m Thinking: Active

  In Jesus’ parable of the talents, he commends activity over caution, industry over stillness. Faith at its best grows. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about talents today: Jesus’ parable of the talents, found in the twenty-fifth chapter of Matthew (Matthew 25:14-30). You may remember the story about a wealthy man who goes away and […]

November 13, 2017 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Is There Forgiveness?

November 12, 2017: Loyalty Sunday Matthew 25:1-13 Is there forgiveness? That’s the inescapable question for those reading this passage about the wise and foolish bridesmaids. Is there forgiveness? Because it seems so harsh. So unforgiving. So… final. Granted, they had missed their chance. The custom in those days was for the bridesmaids to wait with […]

November 12, 2017 in Sermons by

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What I’m Thinking: Ready with Light

  I’m struggling to think this week, because I feel so deeply at the news of so many killed during worship at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. In the story of the bridesmaids and their lamps, Jesus told his followers to be ready: with light. Here’s a transcript: I’m not thinking about Sutherland […]

November 5, 2017 in What I'm Thinking by

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2017 Advent and Christmas Events

Mark your calendars for the annual Hanging of the Greens, starting at 9:00 am on Saturday, December 2nd. Help us prepare our sanctuary for the Advent and Christmas seasons with greenery, decorations, the star, and angels in flight! December 3 – First Sunday of Advent (Hope) – Holy Communion, “Holy Listening” program led by the […]

November 1, 2017 in Community, Events by

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