Confirmation Class of 2017

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This week we wrapped up the Confirmation Class of 2017. There’s a grand total of 17 students being confirmed this year in our church. That’s not a typo.        Pretty amazing, eh? We’ve spent the school year most Sundays after church engaging all kinds of...

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How Different?

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       We just finished another round of Beloved Community conversations last week. Lately we’ve been having two identical gatherings a couple days apart to give people a chance to get to one or the other. And usually there are about 35-40 people at each one.  ...

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No Matter What

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     I usually spend Wednesday mornings working on the eNews blast, finalizing the order for our Sunday church experience, and blogging. It’s one of my favorite times of the week! I love to write and some days it all just explodes out of me and other days, not so much. If...

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Routine

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     Back to the grind.     Same ol’ same ol’.     9 to 5.     Work-a-day world.      Pick your favorite cliché.     Easter’s over.      I was talking to a...

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Spring Break

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Holy is the week—Right?What break?             But there are work-arounds.               I think it’s pretty convenient of God to schedule Spring Break during Holy...

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Mountain Top 270

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270 years of mountain tops! Blows me away every time I think about it. That’s what we celebrate this year. 1747: The Presbyterian Church of South Hanover is organized in Bottle Hill (later to be known as Presbyterian Church of Bottle Hill—Presbyterian Church of Madison.) We are...

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Authentically Paul…

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     This morning I’m sitting with Bill Watson and we’re going over the music and layout of the upcoming Life Celebration for Lenore Libbey. I’m going to meet with Lenore’s son Mark and granddaughter Anna early next week to finalize our plans. Lenore is...

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Half-Time

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     Today is about half-time in Lent.       These are the 40 days (not including Sundays) leading up to the Resurrection of the Lord on Easter Sunday. We are supposed to be spending our time in reflection, giving our stuff and money away, caring for others...

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Snow Day!

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       Don’t you love it?       Who doesn’t love a snow day?        Even if you’ve got to do a few work things from home, I love just being home and cocooning for a day. A more relaxed pace. Whatever.    ...

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Raising Hell

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So here we are, a week into Lent. How’s that working for you? What did you give up? Are you sticking to it? Reminder: we do get a pass on Sundays. Those are “little Easters” so we get a pass and can have some chocolate, or diet soda, or whatever we’re fasting from...

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