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Prayer for Easter

Lord, the resurrection of Your Son has given us new life and renewed hope. Help us to live as Easter people trusting in your Redemption. Grant us wisdom to know what we must do, the will to want to do it, the courage to undertake it, the perseverance to continue to do it, and the […]

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Little Rewards

Dear Saints, Late afternoon is not a good time for me to be shopping in the super market, as a developing hunger creates a desire to buy more food than I need. The other day I hurried through and tried hard not to over buy. But then I was waiting in the checkout line and […]

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Lost & Found

Dear Saints, Lent is upon us once again and with it an opportunity to learn, be refreshed, revived and renewed. For as many of us as there are, there are as many ways to speak about, process and experience Lent. Some focus on the giving up of a food item or habit as a way of being faithful and repentant. Some choose to […]

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New Year! New Beginnings!

Dear Saints, 2015 was a year that some would like to remember and some would like to forget. It was certainly a year of highs and lows for many of us, as a church and individuals, but also a year of endings and beginnings. A new year is a chance for all of us to start fresh and do things differently. […]

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An Advent Prayer

In this Advent of expectation draw us together in unity, that our praise and worship might echo in these walls and also through our lives. In this Advent of expectation draw us together in mission, that the hope within might be the song we sing, and the melody of our lives. In this Advent of […]

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Happy “New Year”!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! No, you are not reading an old SPIRE issue… We are in Advent now and Advent, in the church calendar, is technically the beginning of a new year. The church year ends on Christ the King Sunday (usually the Sunday before Thanksgiving) and begins on 1st Advent (the Sunday that falls after Thanksgiving). Each year begins the next year/cycle of […]

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Turn, Turn, Turn

This Sunday Nov 1st, we will be celebrating All Saint’s Day. In this particular church, it is a time within worship when we remember those we’ve lost over the last year, who now rest with God. This has been a meaningful time not only for those who mourn the recently deceased but for all of […]

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To you, O God

we give up the burdens of this day, trusting your love and mercy. To you, O God we surrender ourselves, trusting you to lead us in the way of peace in our lives and in our world through the night into tomorrow, and forever. Amen

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Stretch Your Spiritual Fitness

You may have noticed in the last 5 years or so that there’s been an increased national awareness and focus on fitness, health and nutrition. It started in part with nutrition labels being available to those of us who want to track protein, carbs, sugars, fat (as well as see all the additives that make Kraft macaroni and cheese taste so good). Farmers markets […]

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with THANKS

DEAR SAINTS, One of our favorite writers is Marilyn Robinson, a Christian who writes both fiction and non-fiction, with little about sin or damnation but a lot about forgiveness and tolerance and kindness. She portrays a world filled with divine grace even in the worst of circumstances. In her non-fiction collection, When I Was a Child I Read Books,” in an essay called “Imagination […]

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