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Don’t Dwell on the Past


Posted By on Apr 3, 2019

Isaiah 43:18 Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. For 25 years this scripture has stayed with me. I have often wondered about what new thing was God talking about now? We know that it pictures a new exodus for a people once again oppressed, as theIsraelites had been as slaves in Egypt...

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Ash Wednesday and Lent


Posted By on Feb 13, 2018

I believe there is some misunderstanding about Ash Wednesday.  So, I thought I might give an explanation about what our Ash Wednesday Service will be about.  Question???? Ash Wednesday emphasizes a dual encounter: we confront our own mortality and confess our sin before God within the community of faith.  The themes are sin and death in the light of God’s redeeming love in Jesus Christ The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and...

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