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Pastor Mark

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Too Costly

A lot has changed in the past six years. As the nation marked the sixth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks I reflected on that day in 2001. Not just the clear blue sky,...

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September 21, 2007
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UCC Synod

“On Tuesday, June 25,1957, at Cleveland, Ohio, the Evangelical and Reformed Church, 23 years old, passionate in its impulse to unity, committed to “liberty of conscience inherent in the Gospel,” and the Congregational Christian Churches,...

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July 05, 2007
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In Gratitude

When I first came to this church, and for quite a few years after, whenever I met someone in Huntington and said what church I was with they invariably replied, “Oh, that’s Malcolm’s church.†The...

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June 21, 2007
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Summer Reading

The summer is always reading season for me. I don’t know if it is because I have more time, or make more time, but I always do much more reading when the weather is warm....

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June 14, 2007
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A Time to Grieve

Our prayers this week turn to Virginia Tech. It has been hard to write about it as it seems so overwhelming. It is particularly poignant for me as today is the anniversary of the shooting...

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April 20, 2007
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Post Easter Blues

April 14, 2007 I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Thanks to the music and enthusiasm of our congregation it felt like the spirit was really alive on Sunday morning at CCH. The warmth...

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April 17, 2007
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Easter sermons

I still don’t know what I’m going to say at the Sunrise Service on Easter. Given the weather forecast I may not be able to say much through shivering teeth. It may not be above...

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April 06, 2007
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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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