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Pastor Mark

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Bad Sermons

This past Sunday the sermon topic was “Forgiveness†and after I was done preaching I sat down and asked for just that, “God forgive me for preaching such an awful sermon!†When you give 45...

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March 15, 2007
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Laughs Needed

One of the occupational hazards of the ministry is sensibility and sincerity. We ministers can be much too serious. I suppose it comes from doing important things all the time, like worship, and funerals, and...

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October 13, 2006
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All My Life’s A Circle

I visited Harry Chapin’s grave on Monday.   I had gone to Huntington Rural Cemetery for Al Hesse’s funeral. Al joined the church in 1968. His daughter, Debbie, teaches the three-year-olds in Noah’s Ark.  I...

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October 06, 2006
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Caught, Not Taught

  The process by which children become faithful adults is about as mysterious as faith itself. The Christian education cliché, “Faith is caught, not taught,†is the best that professional CE people can do to...

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September 22, 2006
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Welcome Back

  There are too many sad memorials now at the end of summer. It seems we had just finished with the reminders of last year’s hurricanes and now we are remembering September 11. These are...

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September 08, 2006
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church friends

      The impact of the 50 years of The Congregational Church of Huntington became real for me on Saturday night at the Northport Yacht Club. As we gathered for our celebration dinner I...

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May 05, 2006
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Bio Sermons

I’m enjoying the sermon series I’m doing on historical figures in the United Church of Christ. Because our church is celebrating our 50th anniversary I thought it would be fun to look back to some...

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March 23, 2006
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low church

“What color do we wear, is it still white?†Pastor Lois asks me. It is 9:50 on Sunday, January 22, and we are standing outside the door of her office.   I respond, “I think...

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March 15, 2006
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Church update

I hope that you had a safe and fun snow day on Sunday. It is usually a tough call to cancel church, but this past Sunday it was obvious. Nobody should have been out. I...

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February 17, 2006
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