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A Special Thank You

Posted by Pastor Phil Wood on

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: Elsa and I want to thank you for the privilege of being part of this extraordinary Church family throughout these two years. You kindness, your acceptance, your support have meant a great deal to us. We pray that our contributions to the ministry in which we...

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In the Midst of Transition

Posted by Pastor Phil Wood on

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: We have been awaiting the official announcement from Bishop Grant J. Hagiya of his intention to appoint The Rev. Dr. Paula Ferris as our new Senior Pastor, effective July 1, before sending out this newsletter. Paula is an extraordinary pastor and colleague...

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Our Lenten Journey

Posted by Pastor Phil Wood on

From The Awkward Season: Prayers for Lent by Pamela C. Hawkins, the following: O God, who makes all things new, new stars, new dust, new life, take my heart, every hardened edge and measured beat, and create something new in me. I need your newness, God, the rough parts of me made smooth; the...

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To 'The Many' and 'The Least of These'

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In a Witness a few Sundays ago I shared a dedication, profound in its simplicity, written by the late Dr. Mortimer Arias, who died on December 17th this last year at the age of 92.  At the begin- ning of his book, Announcing the Reign of God: Evangelization and the Subversive Memory of...

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A Few Thoughts from the Pastor

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Supplemental to the submitted Charge Conference forms, I would like to share a few thoughts: First, thank you! It’s continuing to be a privilege to be appointed here. Our Staff is superb to work with, everyone. My deepest gratitude to all—Don, Kurt, Stephanie, Susan, Greg, Kim...

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Beginning Again

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As we enter into this second year together, and in preparation for the beginning of our Fall program, I always find that it helpful for me to review where we have been, to make alterations and adjustments, then turn forward and not allow the past to become the present nor the future. And so to...

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Always Learning

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I’ve always said that the reason I come to Church every day is that I’m always learning something new once I’m here. That was certainly the case on Pentecost, May 15, when we received our Confirmation Class for 2016. I learned a great deal from the newest members of our...

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Happy Mother's Day!

Posted by Pastor Phil Wood on

To be honest, I cannot tell you where I first found this quote from the writings of Erma Bombeck. But I can honestly tell you that this thought speaks to my understanding of what God has called me, called us, to do and to be. And so in memory and in honor of all the extraordinary women in my...

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I Want To Be Better

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Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: I share this from Meditations of the Heart by Howard Thurman: I Want to be Better The concern which I lay bare before God today is my need to be better: I want to be better than I am in my most ordinary day-by-day contacts: With my friends With my...

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Avanti!

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In our discussion of Romans 13:1-7 this Wednesday last, which addresses the subject of temporal authorities being selected by God to govern the rest of us, Jim Crippenreminded us of the quote attributed to Edmund Burke that , “The only thingnecessary for the triumph of evil is for good men...

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