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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“Come,” Jesus said, “and you will see…”

Worship Sunday January 3 “Come,” Jesus replied, “and you will see.”So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon. - John 1:39 I have two threads of thought this morning. Rather than force them both into this column, I'll add another post later …

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We did it! WFPC launches first “in-person” Sunday morning worship of the pandemic!

How good and pleasant it is    when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head,    running down on the beard,running down on Aaron’s beard,    down on the collar of his robe.It is as if the dew of Hermon    were falling on Mount Zion.For there the Lord bestows his blessing,    even life forevermore.Psalm 133:1-3 If preparing for Christmas is …

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