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Pastor Mark

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Sabbatical Plans

As many of you know I will be on sabbatical this summer from June through August. Every six years I have a three-month sabbatical in order to do in-depth research, to recharge my batteries and...

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May 13, 2009
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We’re Ready

The sanctuary is set-up. The bulletins are printed. The robe has been dry-cleaned. All the important things are ready for Easter to begin. Holy Week at CCH this past Sunday with a cantata by our...

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April 09, 2009
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Holy Week Prep

I was at the church last night. This was unusual for me. I’m often at the church for night meetings, but seldom on a Thursday night. Thursday is choir night. Our bell choir and adult...

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April 03, 2009
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Pilgrimage at Home

A pilgrimage is a spiritual practice that is common to all the world’s religions. Usually associated with a particular destination, a pilgrimage is a journey whose primary goal is growth in spiritual understanding. The most...

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March 20, 2009
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One Confused Valentine

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Since I am completely ignorant concerning the lives and traditions of saints I set out to do some research on St. Valentine in preparation for his commemoration. I was hoping to...

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February 13, 2009
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Vibrant Church/Vibrant Life

I just did an Internet search on the phrase “church membership” and these are a few of the headlines I found: “Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Membership Drops for 16th Straight Year.” “Methodist Ranks Drop...

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February 13, 2009
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Overflow Crowd

We had over 50 non-church members making lunches at the church on Monday night. Every Monday we hold our Peace and Plenty Interfaith Food Program during which breakfast rolls and lunches are prepared for Huntington’s...

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January 21, 2009