Weekly Update 9.17.18

This morning I did something somewhat strange.  Recently I finished reading through the Old Testament during my morning devotions.  Today, I was scheduled to launch into the New Testament.  However, as I turned the page from Malachi Chapter 4, I did not find Matthew Chapter 1.  Instead, in my commentary...

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Weekly Update 9.10.18

Allison left for Boston yesterday for the week.  Her company sent her to a training for something that I have no understanding of (one of these days I should take a chemistry class so I can pretend to know what my wife is talking about!).  After dropping her off at...

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Weekly Update 8.27.18

What a weekend!  It was sunny!  There was food!  There was birthday cake and ice cream!  And, of course, there was a Slip ‘N Slide!  We could not have asked for a better today together…except for maybe little cooler temperatures during the worship service 🙂  We’re already discussing how to...

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Weekly Update 8.20.18

“Are we there yet?”  The age-old road trip question.  I’m sure many of you have heard these words this summer as you’ve traveled with the kids and grandkids.  And as a church, we can finally say “yes, we’re there” in two different ways this week.  First, we’re there in that...

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Weekly Update 8.13.18

Oh the many hats we wear each day!  Sundays are always an adventure for my family as we never know where the day will take us after worshipping with everyone.  Yesterday I was not only Pastor Jan but also Farmer Jan and Technician Jan as we spent the afternoon at...

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Weekly Update 8.6.18

I’m sitting at my desk staring at my calendar in utter disbelief!  How can it possibly be August…the second week of August?!?  On top of time flying by, add in the unusual weather with flooding one week and heat advisories the next and we find ourselves in one of the...

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Weekly Update 7.23.18

I had a great time at the bi-annual Brethren in Christ gathering last weekend.  As pastors and leaders gathered from all over  the country and the world, it was cool to see the unity we share and the common passion for Jesus.  At the conference, we heard reports from the...

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Weekly Update 7.9.18

This weekend (Friday through Monday), pastors and church members from all over the United States will be gathering at Messiah College for the bi-annual Brethren in Christ General Assembly.  Every two years, we gather as a larger church body to worship, reflect, and discuss what it means to live for...

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Weekly Update 7.2.18

It’s hard to believe we find ourselves a full month into summer and a full month into our study through the book of Colossians!  I hope you’ve been able to follow along with us as we’ve gone verse by verse through Paul’s in depth look at what it means to...

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Weekly Update 6.25.18

It’s June 25th!  Six more months and it will be Christmas! (Feel free to roll your eyes at me here).  This morning I looked at the clock in our bathroom, which also displays the date, and was reminded of how quickly this year is going.  It feels like we just...

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