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Pastor Mark

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Christmas Vision

I was so happy on Wednesday afternoon to complete one project on my Christmas preparations to-do list. I installed a temporary sign in front of the church to advertise our upcoming services. The sign simply...

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December 19, 2014
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A Thanksgiving Dream

The point of this past week’s sermon is that the main ingredient at the first Thanksgiving dinner was the sharing. The vision of Pilgrims and the native peoples eating together is the dream of America....

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November 26, 2014
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Church Rocks

We gave everyone rocks on Sunday in church. Not just any old rock, but nicely polished little stones in purple satchels. You may have heard of people being stoned in church before (in more ways...

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March 15, 2014
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Bird Feeders

No disrespect to all the church activities, but I think the most important thing I have done this winter is to put up a bird feeder. it is not elaborate, just two tube feeders with...

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February 07, 2014
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Multi-Faith Gratitude

I received a long-lasting lesson on gratitude at a synagogue on a Thanksgiving morning. it was during the annual Thanksgiving worship service that was co-sponsored by First Plymouth Church and Temple Sinai. Each year the...

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November 22, 2013
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Ancora Imparo

At the age of 87, Michelangelo wrote in the margin of a picture of Father Time, “Ancora imparo.” Translated, “I am still learning,” that Italian phrase could easily be the motto of any Christian, or...

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October 11, 2013
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One in Mission

One change I have seen in religious life over the past 25 years is a seeming reduction of ecumenical activities. There has been a notable decline in inter-church organizations on all levels. The World Council...

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October 04, 2013
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Coming of Age Rituals

My most vivid childhood memories of church may be grouped in two areas—the times I embarrassed myself (i.e. voice cracking while public speaking) and significant rituals. Communions, special holidays, confirmation and other such occasions provide...

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May 18, 2013
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