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“I believe in the Holy Spirit”

  “I believe in the Holy Spirit” Not many words, but many, many meanings.  When we affirm our belief in the Spirit we affirm that God is present with us  as the Holy Spirit to comfort, console, guide, teach, lead, empower, enable, and change us; that our God is not

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Apostle’s Creed

    I hope you were in worship last week when we began our exploration of the Apostle’s Creed.  We talked about the origins of the Creed:  how it began as a series of questions posed to persons seeking baptism and membership in the church in about the third century

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Signs of Spiritual Growth

This week will bring us to the end of our Lenten journey, as we gather on Thursday to remember the night when Jesus celebrated Passover with his friends and forever transformed it by lifting bread to say, “This is my body, given for you;” by lifting wine and saying “This

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Imitating God – Generosity……….

I am so grateful for the Rev. Dr. Robert Stanley, who filled in for me Sunday after I became ill late Saturday.  I asked if he would be able to preach on the spiritual discipline of generosity, and with no notice whatsoever (I think we talked about 8:30 p.m. Saturday

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Daily Reading…….

    I was amazed to discover that out of 200 Life Journals ordered and put out on Sunday, just 5 remained at the end of the day.  That means that 195 persons out there have a whole new tool to help you draw closer to the only One that

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Worship weekly…………………

      We are continuing our journey through spiritual practices that can be helpful in tuning our hearts to God’s heart; in aligning our spirits to the One Spirit that matters, the Holy Spirit of God.  This week we talked about the discipline of keeping the Sabbath holy and

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