Getting the message right (btw, the message is “welcome home”)

Take hold of the life that is truly life!1 Tim 6:19 Sunday morning Rebekah and I enjoyed one of those deeply meaningful worship experiences that reaffirm everything positive about church and make us so incredibly thankful to be part of the Body of Christ. - Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church We needed to arrive early, as Rebekah …

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A short thought on the “why” of church

Then Jesus replied, “Happy are you, Simon son of Jonah, because no human has shown this to you. Rather my Father who is in heaven has shown you. I tell you that you are Peter. And I’ll build my church on this rock. The gates of the underworld won’t be able to stand against it.Matthew 16:17-18 There …

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Caught by Surprise: (has it really been six months since Rebekah retired?)

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.Ephesians 3:17-19 - Benediction Peace …

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Arise, shine, for our light has come!

“Arise, shine, for your light has come,    and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.2 See, darkness covers the earth    and thick darkness is over the peoples,but the Lord rises upon you    and his glory appears over you.3 Nations will come to your light,    and kings to the brightness of your dawn."Isaiah 60 Salvation is joining in with God, becoming partners in God's initiatives of light, justice, mercy, grace, peace, love... …

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The “why” of church: believe me, it is critically important!

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given …

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Guest post from Rebekah (retirement thank-you note)

Having spent all of August and most of September writing thank-you notes to the legions of marvelous and amazing people who went out of their way to make the August 1 retirement over-the-top wonderful, last week Rebekah published a response of gratitude in the WFPC newsletter.She has given me permission to reproduce it here.Rebekah's words, …

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Church: God’s invitation… or vetting service?

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to!Matthew 23:13 - WFPC, July 2021 Sometimes it's the little things that make such a huge difference. A …

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a photo tour of the WFPC rose garden and a look around our campus

My love for you has my heart on fire!    My passion for your house consumes me!    Nothing will turn me away... - Psalm 69:9 Saturday afternoon I looked out at the spectacular weather and decided it made for a great opportunity to photograph the WFPC campus. The rose garden is not in full bloom yet, but there …

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Covenant Baptism for Baby Geoffrey

- family baptism, with Ed and Kathy Pulliam representing WFPC the jailer cared for them and washed their wounds. Then he and everyone in his household were immediately baptized. - Acts 16:33And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, …

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