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Pastor’s Ponderings

Pastors Pondering

There are many stained glass windows that add beauty and richness to the Calvary sanctuary. They bring light and color into the building as well as reminders of the stories and teachings of the Bible. While the larger windows are high on the walls, there are eight...

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In the past, I have used this space to share some of the books that I’ve read. It’s been a while since I did that so I thought I might catch you up. So, here’s what I’ve been reading: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson about the period in WWII when Winston...

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Labor Day always seems a turning point in the year for me. The school year gets underway, the days are getting shorter and we make the turn from summer into fall. This month we are moving into the sixth month of living with the coronavirus pandemic and we don’t yet...

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The Task Force on Re-Opening the church buildings has recommended that we begin in-person worship services in the sanctuary each Sunday morning starting on Sunday, September 6. There will be one worship service offered at 9:00 AM each Sunday. We will also continue to...

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What does it mean to be the church these days? Even though we often talk about the church as a building, we know that the church is not a building.  The church is something different than stone and mortar, pulpit and pew. Even though we often talk about church as a...

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Yesterday I delivered a car full of food items to the food bank at Frederick Community Action Agency. Many of you offered donations over the last two weeks for this food drive. It usually is David and Amy Carter and family that take the food received on “Wheelbarrow...

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As we move through August and look to the fall ahead, this is a good time to be in prayer. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer…. For those facing evictions because they have no funds to pay rent. For those who have lost employment and may not have a job to return...

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Rev. Steve has decided to use this space over the next three weeks to share insights and thoughts from various sources in the wider United Methodist Church. This week some ideas are shared with us from UMCOR) “Then Jesus answered her, ‘Woman, great is your faith! Let...

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(Rev. Steve has decided to use this space over the next few weeks to share insights and thoughts from various sources in the wider United Methodist Church. This week some ideas are shared with us from The General Commission on Religion and Race) A Moment for Mission...

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I been riding my bike several days a week. We’ve had some beautiful weather and Frederick County has wonderful country roads for biking.  We’ve had a chance to enjoy eating outside on our deck several times and we’ve watched the sun set. Wanda and I visited a friend...

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