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2-28-13 Dear Theophilus, Bumper stickers tell us “Jesus Saves.” We proclaim Jesus as our Savior. The Bible talks about Salvation. Hosanna means “save us!” A popular definition of salvation means heaven awaits us beyond this life. As we reach the halfway marker on our Lenten journey we pause to remember that the root meaning of […]

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2-22-13 Dear Theophilus, Holly Roach, our new Youth Director who is also working with youth from Westminster, will be at the 8:30 service this Sunday, February 24. She was introduced at the 11:00am service a few weeks ago. I am very excited about the future of our church with Holly on board to shepherd our […]

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2-14-13 Dear Theophilus, Lent began yesterday with ashes and healing, with services at both First Presbyterian and Westminster. The next part of our journey together is this Sunday, February 17. In morning worship we will look at the temptations of Christ in the wilderness found in Luke 4:1-13. The Adult Education Class on Greed sure […]

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2-8-13 Dear Theophilus, Jesus is transfigured on a mountain this Sunday! The story includes a conversation with Moses and Elijah, sleepy and fearful disciples, an excited Peter wanting to build three dwellings to forever live with the Holy, a cloud, God’s voice, a rebuke, and a walk down the mountain and into a scene of […]

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1-31-13 Dear Theophilus, With the legislature in session it is a time to dream about what can be. Energy and advocacy at the Roundhouse offer the possibility of a new day for justice and healing. Yesterday I sat at a table next to the Rotunda for a new group formed in response to the Newtown […]

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1-19-13 Dear Theophilus, This weekend is a time to remember the words and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and continue to lift up the lives of all who live with injustices and all who fight to alleviate injustice from our society. Harry

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1-11-13 Dear Theophilus, It is “Baptism of the Lord” Sunday this week and we will recognize this at both services through a Renewal of Baptism, part of the liturgy of the Presbyterian Church (USA). This is not a rebaptism (once you are baptized you are baptized!) but an opportunity to renew and remember your baptism […]

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1-2-13 Dear Theophilus, What words will you live by this year? What wisdom will you carry with you into 2013? What change will you make that will lead you closer to health, wholeness, and peace? Harry

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12-21-12 Dear Theophilus, Advent is known outside of the church, not as days of expectation and anticipation of the coming Messiah, as much as the busy paces of parties, commitments, and the crossing off of daily to-do lists. Soon we can relax into the rhythm of worship. This Sunday the candle of light will join […]

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