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26 Jan Walking in Faith, Together

Dear Friends, Thank you for an uplifting worship service on Sunday. Announcing three staff changesis not a task any pastor relishes, but you received the news with equanimity and grace.For that, I am deeply grateful. After church, several of our long-time members madecomments along the lines...

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12 Jan His Peace Will Make Us One

Dear Friends, As glorious as all the special worship events of the past month have been (a wedding,ordination of elders, Lessons & Carols, poetry & pajamas, and send-offs to four staff), Iam ready for a “normal” Sunday, if there is such a thing! Which is why...

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28 Dec Another Goodbye…Another Staff Change

Dear Friends, It is with both gratitude and sadness that we will be saying goodbye to David Maley on Sunday.  David has served Calvary as pianist, accompanist, and Musician Extraordinaire for a decade.  He arrived right after I did, and he has been nothing but a...

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08 Dec Holy Bewilderment

And the angel came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one!  The Lord is with you.” But [Mary] was much perplexed by his words…(Luke 1:28-29a) Mary’s faith is often lauded during Advent, as well it should be.  Her response to the angel’s pronouncement that she would...

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30 Nov The Inward Work of Winter

Dear Friends, Recently, a friend shared with me an online post she had discovered, one that speaks to the “work” of winter.  I found it particularly apt as December commences so am sharing a portion of it here: “The winter solstice time is no longer celebrated as...

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10 Nov All at First and Last is Grace

Dear Friends, I started reading a new book this week—not a newly released book but a newly-introduced-to-me book.  Published six years ago, The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama spent time atop the...

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02 Nov Change is in the Air!

Dear Friends, It is November and all around us there are signs that change is happening.  The leaves which were so gloriously vibrant just a week or two ago are now fading and quickly falling.  Baseball is approaching its final weekend, and in its place, football,...

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07 Sep God’s Goodness in the Changes

Dear Friends, The calendar says it is September and although the weather hasn’t felt significantly less humid yet, I am grateful that my favorite season is nearly here.  Already signs of autumn are appearing:  backpack toting students and yellow school buses are everywhere.  I watched the...

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11 Aug Connect-Grow-Serve

Connect ~ Grow ~ Serve Coming soon to an inbox—and a pulpit—near you! Hello Friends, It has been a beautiful day in the neighborhood as we have pondered the wisdom and life lessons of Mister Rogers through the lens of Scripture over the past month.   It seems Mister...

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27 Jul More Calvary Updates

Dear Friends, Last week I gave an update on the numerous repair and maintenance projects that have been taking place around the building over the summer.  But more is happening at Calvary than building upkeep.  Now for the rest of the story! Leasing space/tenant update: Talks continue with...

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