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What I’m Thinking: The Deceiver Deceived

  Jacob the Trickster: he gets away with everything, it seems. But then suddenly in Genesis 29, it’s Jacob who’s deceived. So what would you do? What should we do when we’re disappointed? Well, I’ve been thinking about Jacob for a few weeks now, and I’m still thinking about Jacob. Only this time, it seems […]

July 23, 2017 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Oil on Stone

July 23, 2017 Genesis 28:10-19 In 1861, a wholesale grocer named Wilmer McLean lived in Manassas, Virginia. As it happened, one of the first major battles of the Civil War would erupt nearly in his front yard. One of the Confederate Army commanders, General Beauregard, made Wilmer McLean’s house his headquarters during the battle. Beauregard […]

July 23, 2017 in Sermons by

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Boys in Hats Return to Hilo!

The folk/acoustic duo Boys in Hats will perform once again at Church of the Holy Cross on Friday evening, July 28th, at 7:30 pm. They’ll bring their irrepressible humor, their close harmony and back-and-forth counter-point, and, of course, their distinctive facial hair and hats. Eric Anderson and Paul Bryant-Smith have sung together for over twenty […]

July 23, 2017 in Community, Events by

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Pastor’s Corner: Small Things Make a Difference

It doesn’t take much to do it. I barely have to remember what day it is – my phone reminds me. All I have to do is put on the right shirt, take a picture, and share it out via social media. And that’s all there is to #ThursdaysInBlack. I’ve written and spoken about this […]

July 19, 2017 in Pastor's Corner Reflections by


What I’m Thinking: Jacob’s Ladder

  I’m thinking this week about Jacob’s Ladder. It’s a vision where Jacob is on the run. He goes to sleep in this place, and he dreams about, well, a ladder, going up into heaven with angels coming up and going down. When Jacob wakes, he says, “Surely the Lord was in this place, and […]

July 17, 2017 in What I'm Thinking by

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