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Pastor Mark

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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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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