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August 2019 – Monthly Spirit

Worship, according to Google, can be defined as “the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration, the acts or rites that make up a formal expression of reverence, to show reverence and adoration.” You may notice then that worship is both a noun and verb. We can all probably describe worship as a noun. What…

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July 2019 – Monthly Spirit

Oh, the Places You’ll Go               We have read it on a boat.  We have read it with a goat.  We have read it here and there.  We have read it everywhere.  Who hasn’t read Dr. Seuss’ beloved words of wisdom?  If you haven’t, come see me, I’ll lend you my copy!  ‘Oh, the Places…

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June 2019 – Monthly Spirit

Summer Reflection           Nothing excites me more than the thought of summer being around the corner!  It’s just been one of those long grey winters and wet springs and I can’t wait for a little warmth and hopefully some bright sunshine.  What I also love about summer is that our family schedule tends to ease…

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May 2019 – Spirit of Hope

They say, “April showers bring May flowers.” And it’s true. Every year around these parts, the earth is reawakening with buds and flowers, and it wouldn’t be so if not for the rains of early spring. As we wrapped up our Lenten wilderness journey. And having just celebrated Easter, with Alleluias and flowers, I was…

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April 2019 – Spirit of Hope

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Words that will be echoed in parishes around the world. A bold proclamation of what we as Christians believe to be true. Through Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for our sins, thus purchasing for all who believe in him eternal life in Christ…

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March 2019 – Spirit of Hope

We are embarking on another journey through Lent. It’s a period of 40 days (not including the Sundays) in between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. It’s reminiscent of the 40 years the Israelites wandered in the wilderness, the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness. In fact, Lent can be an opportunity to wander in…

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What is love? – February Newsletter

What is Love? It’s February, we’ve got to talk about love, right? Valentine’s Day has been our constant reminder since the day after Christmas. Retailers won’t let the world forget to tell that special someone they are loved. Valentine’s Day has been around for a long time. One resource shares that ‘in the 18th-century, England…

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Merry Christmas – January Newsletter

It is, after all, still the Christmas season in the church. Even so, I imagine your Christmas festivities are wrapping up. Perhaps some of you are relieved that it’s over. Others may be sad to see the decorations packed back into their boxes for another year. However you’re feeling about the season, about the new…

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Waiting for Christmas – December Newsletter

Waiting for Christmas Eagerly I wait! That’s what I love about this time of year. The anticipation that Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will soon be here. What I especially enjoy is the time leading up to the BIG DAY. As a parish pastor, there is a lot that goes into preparing for the celebration…

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Make time for resting – November Newsletter

Holy Cow!! (Don’t worry, there’s not another survey coming your way.) It’s been a busy Fall here at Hope. The surveys have come in (thank you!) and the pledge cards are coming in (there’s still time). Not to mention the fall sports and school commitments. Do you have your Halloween costume yet? Have you made…

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