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Dear Anonymous

Dear Anonymous, I can’t stop thinking about you and the prayer that you left on the prayer wall: “Please God, Find Me” When I read your prayer, I was not only deeply moved, but I actually stopped in my tracks. It happened a few weeks ago when I went into the sanctuary in the middle […]

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Compassion in Action

Dear Saints, As we companion our confirmation class throughout the year, we will be shaping our worship with the same themes that we are teaching the class. The theme for November is Mission and Stewardship. When I searched for “Mission” on Pintrest.com hundreds of ideas and images popped up. There were lots of wonderful photos […]

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October’s Prayer

To your name, Lord Jesus, Help me to bow my knee … and all it’s worshiping; To bow my head … and all it’s thinking; To bow my will … and all int’s choosing; To bow my heart … and all it’s loving. Amen

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October’s Theme: Prayer

Each month for the next 8 months we will have a worship theme. This is to help “Tee-up” our confirmation class which will begin their faith exploration October 21st. These themes in worship will also be expressed through music, prayers and a mix of media to help shake up, wake and energize our lives. The theme in worship this month… is PRAYER. Whether your prayer life […]

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A Historic Plaque

Reverend Jen accepted a historic plaque from the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognizing the ongoing preservation project at our landmark church. Read the original article for more information. Morris County honors 2 historic preservation projects.              

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A Shield of Faith

Dear Saints, As I pondered what ‘new’ insight I could share with you for our Summer edition of the Spire, I had this vague recollection that I written a summer article a while back, around rest. I dug it out and sure enough in 2011 I reviewed all the wonderful things we had accomplished including […]

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A Prayer For Orlando

Dear Saints, Every Sunday in preparation for worship, I log on to my computer and check the headlines. Today I did not, bc of the youth service and so I did not learn about the Orlando massacre until I got late this afternoon. After such a beautiful, rich and life-giving service and a fun Holy […]

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Do You Perceive It?

Dear Saints, As God speaks to us through Isaiah “Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert”. (Is 43:18-19) This text was God’s hopeful, promising message to God’s people […]

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Remind Us

Remind us often, Lord that we are chosen to share the good news, and point the way to you. Remind us often, Lord that in our labors we can show your love in everything we do. Remind us often, Lord that through your power we can do all things, your Spirit sets us free. Remind […]

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Shouting Stones

Dear Saints, If you were with us for Palm Sunday this year, you might remember the theme that we celebrated all throughout Palm Sunday; God’s unfathomable power to love and redeem all of God’s creation. It may not have landed that way for you, but hopefully you still have a stone and a homemade cross […]

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