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From Pastor’s Desk Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Most of us use the New Year as an occasion for all kinds of resolutions and resolves. This is our attempt to change and to change for the better. Down deep we all want the best and fullest possible life. That’s really quite a Christian instinct. When Jesus came among us, he identified the reason for his presence. He said in John 10:10 “I have...

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From the Pastor’s Desk “And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God.” (Ephesians 5: 18-21) As Paul sets out to compose...

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Pastor’s Desk Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ! Well, the lazy, hazy, and rainy days of summer are over and we’re all back!  The stores have had their “Back to School” promotions.  The children are off to school.  The rest of us are back at work. In a way, though, we’re all going “Back to School.” Our school is the Academy of Christian Living. It’s located at the intersection of suffering and joy. Our teacher...

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The Spirit Newsletter June 2021


Posted By on May 27, 2021

From Pastor’s Desk Dear Friends,As nature ends the season of spring, we also end the season of study. And this Summer we desperately wish to end the COVID 19. Every year these “endings,” whether of nature or the school year (and of mask and social distancing this year) remind me of the “ending” of our lives here on earth. In order to end the school year, we need to pass the final exam.In order overcome COVID 19 and move on in...

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The Spirit Newsletter May 2021


Posted By on Apr 29, 2021

From Pastor’s Desk Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “Batter Up!” Next fall the umpire will say one last time. The batter (I hope is a Mets) will swing and score the winning run of the 2021 world series. That run will conclude a “Championship Season.” But that is next fall. Now we are at the beginning of the baseball season. To have a “Championship Season” the athletes must start with the discipline of Spring Training. You...

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