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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Well, it Happened (a huge shift in the space-time continuum and the upending of life as we know it…!!)

- Rebekah preaching her final sermon at WFPC Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now. …

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Some photos for Si (what a generous garden says about our church)

You should feed those who are hungry. You should take care of the needs of those who are troubled. Then your light will shine in the darkness. And you will be bright like sunshine at noon. - Isaiah 58:10 - in the WFPC garden Earlier today, when I got out of my Saturday morning men's …

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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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Where hope irrevocably gains the upper hand (Rose Garden Ceremony)

This is what the Sovereign Lord,    the Holy One of Israel, says:“Only in returning to me    and resting in me will you be saved.In quietness and confidence is your strength.    But you would have none of it." So the Lord must wait for you to come to him    so he can show you his love and compassion.For the Lord is a faithful God.    Blessed are …

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Jesus wants to take us, breathless, into the possibilities…

Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and brought them to the top of a very high mountain where they were alone. He was transformed in front of them, 3 and his clothes were amazingly bright, brighter than if they had been bleached white. - Mark 9:2-3 So I'm a little bit excited about church today. I always enjoy …

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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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Almost There! Entering into the Christmas story as grateful participants

Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit... [Elizabeth said] "As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in …

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