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From the Desk… Sept. 26

September 26, 2010

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I Encourage You To Take The Bulletins Home With You I include additional worship information that supplements what is normally in the bulletin.  This worship information can provide opportunity for devotional times throughout the week.  Consider taking bulletins home, perhaps placing them on a counter or table… and look at them later in the week.  […]

From the Desk… Oct. Newsletter

September 26, 2010

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Healthy Congregations Workshop 1 in October I offer people of St. John a number of opportunities in October to be a part of Healthy Congregations Workshop 1.  That workshop begins to describe the basic ideas of family systems theory as applies to congregational life.  These “systems” ideas are about self and relationships.  Because of this […]

From the Desk… Sept. 19

September 26, 2010

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I Encourage You To Take The Bulletins Home With You I include in this insert information (besides announcement type things) that supplements the rest of the bulletin.  The worship information can provide opportunity for devotional times throughout the week.  So… instead of leaving the bulletins with us (they are thrown away… not reused) consider taking […]

From the Desk… Sept. 12

September 26, 2010

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This Worship Information Can Provide Devotional Opportunity I include these pages of worship information for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that they can provide you material that you can use during the week as devotional opportunity.  Take the time to read and re-read through the introductions and scripture.  Pray the […]

Sermon Sept. 26, 2010 – Drop: Small Acts Can Make a Big Splash

September 26, 2010

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There is a rhythm and flow to the readings we use in worship. Church year – where are we in it? When does the church year begin? AdventèChristmasèEpiphany (Birth – Who is Jesus?) LentèEasterèPentecost (Passion – resurrection) Time after Pentecost – time of the church – work of Spirit We are in that period – […]

Sermon Sept. 19, 2010 — Seeing People Through Christ’s Eyes

September 24, 2010

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Some first observations: 1) Very calm congregation, well ordered, thoughtful Wonder what the interim/transitional concerns might be – sublte Things don’t seem to easily distress people or raise anxiety Then again: Communion, guitar Some great illustrations for us to consider – differences don’t need to alarm us We’d do well to embrace the reality of […]

From the Desk… Sept. 5

September 3, 2010

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Healthy Congregations Workshop 1 I’ll be offering the first workshop of Healthy Congregations on Wednesday, September 15 from 9:30 AM to about 2:30 PM.  This is primarily for the congregation’s staff people but I also open the workshop to others who wish to attend.  I’ll also offer the same workshop in one hour segments on […]