Posts from April 2013

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Emerging Individuality

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callahan seminar

Dear Friends, After the first day of the workshop with Ken Callahan, he’s finished explaining one of the four important searches in which people are engaged.  The four searches are:  emerging individuality, community, meaning, and hope. Callahan is adept at cultural analysis and social archaeology.  He’s able to break down social indicators that characterize individuals as well […]

Reflecting on Easter

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easter

Dear Friends, What a glorious Easter Sunday we shared! One bright spot among many was the children and youth activities and ministries going on. The newly named children’s chorus, Hallelujah Kid’s Choir sang “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands,” under the direction of Heidi and accompanist Carolyn. They were followed by the Emma […]

Food Drive

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food drive

First Sunday Food Drive for Sawyer Family Service Center (formerly His House). As we come to share in Holy Communion, we remember those who are hungry by bringing non-perishable food items to share. Especially needed are dry milk (individual packets or small boxes); dry cereal, beans, rice, pasta, macaroni and cheese; small cans of fruit […]

Reflecting on the Resurrection

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resurrection

Dear Friends, In thinking about the narrative of the resurrection in the gospels, did you know that Matthew, Mark, and Luke only devoted one chapter each to tell about Jesus’ rising and what happens after that? The writer of John is the only one who devotes two chapters. In total, Matthew wrote twenty-eight chapters, Mark […]