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Pastor Mark

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Cold

I am so cold! Sorry to start my letter with a complaint. One of the unfortunate facts of our beautiful building is that the 1960’s building techniques are terrible for heating. When the mercury fall...

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January 29, 2010
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Advent Piling On

I need help. The Christmas spirit is already beginning to feel like an elephant on my shoulders. It all began well. I really felt in control about a week ago. I had thought through the...

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December 04, 2009
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Thanksgiving Confession

I started Sunday’s sermon by talking about Thanksgiving dinner. The relevant sermon point was that the first part of the dinner is the healthiest. I was referring to the annual ritual of naming something of...

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November 25, 2009
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Costumes

BOO! I love Halloween. It has everything to make a good time—silly games, children in costumes, and, or course, lots of sugar. I view the holiday as a chance to shake off the usual veneer...

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October 30, 2009
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Do-Gooder Budgets

If asked their favorite part of church, I assume most church folk would not respond, “business meetings.” No one on their deathbed says, “I wish I would have spent more times at church meetings.” Lets...

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October 19, 2009
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Racing Turtle

We had a racing turtle at church this past Sunday. Emma Bausch brought her pet turtle for our Blessing of the Animals service. At the beginning of the service Emma set her pet on the...

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October 07, 2009
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First Day of School

Our daughter, Allie, started preschool last week. Since the last time I had a child start pre-school was twenty years ago I had forgotten the excitement of going to class for the very first time....

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September 25, 2009
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I’m Back

This week I returned to the church after my summer sabbatical. I had an amazing summer and I come back to the church fired up for a wonderful fall. I come back energized by my...

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September 11, 2009
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