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04 Mar New Month & New Plans

Dear Friends, The calendar has turned to a new page and with it, we are moving into high gear at Calvary.  On March 28, Palm Sunday, we will transition to hybrid worship.  What do I mean by “hybrid worship?”  I’m so glad you asked!  Because over...

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16 Feb From the Pastor’s Desk..Entering Lent

Dear Friends, Thank you for a wonderful congregational meeting on Sunday.  It was a treat to hear your voices and see your faces.  Thank you for taking care of Calvary’s essential business.  You have demonstrated yet again that even a global pandemic cannot stop us from...

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09 Feb An Invitation to Lent

Dear Friends, I have hit the “Covid-19 wall,” and as it turns out, I am not alone.  Last week, a clergy friend directed me to an online article that described how adrenaline has helped us push through the first several months of this pandemic.  But human...

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26 Jan God, Chocolate, and the Heart

Dear Friends,  I have been vindicated!  Imagine my delight when I randomly opened a magazine last week to discover this headline:  “57 Percent:  That’s how much less likely you are to develop heart disease if you eat chocolate 5+ times a week.”  I knew it!!  The health...

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06 Jan Transitions, Transitions

Dear Friends, Without a doubt, this is not the blog I had intended to compose to kick-start 2021.  Marcelo’s unexpected death yesterday has left a gaping hole, and it will take time for me to come to terms with it, both personally and from the perspective...

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14 Dec From the Pastor’s Desk (or Car?!)

Dear Friends, As you read this, I am likely somewhere on Interstate 81 or 40, heading down through Virginia and across Tennessee on my way to spend a couple of weeks in Arkansas with my mother.  Like so many people around the country, she has spent...

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08 Dec Grateful for Joy to the World!

Dear Friends, Joy to the world, the Lord is come!   Boy, am I grateful for this truth this year!  I mean, we say it—and sing it—every Advent, but in this most crazy of years, 2020 has led me to a deeper understanding and appreciation of just how...

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01 Dec Happy Advent!

Happy Advent, Friends! I can hardly believe it, but the calendar has turned, and it is December. Though I am still eating the last of the turkey and dressing leftovers, I have also joined throngs (translation: tens of millions!) of people doing online Christmas shopping. In...

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