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05 Aug Singing & Dancing for the Kingdom

August 5, 2020 Dear Friends, As difficult as the pandemic is making our lives in many ways, we are also exceedingly blessed.  As I talk or email with Calvary folks, family, and friends, invariably people express gratitude alongside their frustration du jour.  One gift that we sometimes...

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30 Jul Deepening Your Communion Experience

This Sunday we will be celebrating Communion. Worshiping with children at home must  seem like an olympic sport, but just remember that when it comes to nurturing faith, there is a saying that “faith is caught more than it is taught,” which is a fancy way of...

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28 Jul “How long, O Lord, how long?”

July 27, 2020 Dear Friends, “How long, O Lord, how long?” In one way or another, utilizing a variety of words and expressions, this is the sentiment I’ve heard voiced over and over again in the past couple of weeks.  Some have said it with resignation, others with...

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21 Jul Finding Beauty in the “Hard”

July 21, 2020 Dear Friends,  Some days it seems hard to imagine, but the novel coronavirus will not always be shaping and reorienting our lives like it is today.  At some point in the future, at a time still unknown, we will go to church or work...

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14 Jul Say a Prayer, Read a Psalm

Dear Friends, What is the very first thing you do when you wake up each morning?   For some people, turning off the alarm and rolling over for ten more minutes of shut-eye is the usual way their day begins.  A few people I know wake up and...

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07 Jul From the Pastor’s Desk: Years and Miles

Milestones are important.  Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduations and the like not only mark significant events, they offer opportunities to prayerfully and thoughtfully consider the arc of our lives as we remember them year after year.   I am in a reflective mood today.  This week marks my...

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10 Jun From Gene’s Desk

Given the technical glitch with viewing last Sunday’s service on Sunday, Sermon Talk Back @ 11:00 am via Zoom focused more on the continuing conversation about race than the sermon itself. Of the nine people in attendance, a few folks had read the sermon, so a few...

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26 May From the Pastor’s Desk

May 26, 2020 Dear Friends, Our lives continue to be impacted by COVID-19 in so many ways.  Our concern for those who have been made seriously ill by the coronavirus or who have died from it, leaving grieving friends and family behind, is top of our list,...

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19 May From the Pastor’s Desk

May 19, 2020 Dear Friends, You know that saying, “You live by the sword, you die by the sword”?  I’ve pretty much always felt that way about technology—when it works, great, but when it doesn’t, we’ve become so dependent on it that it can really disrupt our...

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