Tag: pastor's note

Peace is…A Chance to Rest

The Peace of Wild Things – by Wendell Berry When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water,…
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Matured in Faith

Every year, as we approach the season of Advent, we celebrate a Sunday we call “Reign of Christ Sunday” or “Christ the King Sunday.” It marks the end of the liturgical year, and functions as a pivot point into the expectancy and hope of Advent.  Life is cyclical, seasonal. We come to Reign of Christ…
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Spirituality

In the second week of our “Got Questions?” sermon series and all-church study, we will consider questions that were raised in the broad category of spirituality. Several people asked questions about encountering the Holy Spirit in the world, about prayer and meditation, about spiritual practices, and so forth. We often make a distinction between “spirituality”…
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Life Eternal, Life Beyond Death

The Nicene Creed says, “We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.” The Apostles’ Creed professes a belief in “the resurrection of the body.”  Using language that has not been altered or updated since 1808, the United Methodist Book of Discipline says, “Christ did truly rise again…
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