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Pastor’s Ponderings

Pastors Pondering

Last Sunday, Rev. Shannon Sullivan shared the news that she has been appointed to Trinity United Methodist Church starting July 1.  It’s been an honor to work with Pastor Shannon since July 2017. This isn’t unexpected. Associate Pastors tend to move on to other...

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Music has a richness and depth that makes the worship service stirring and meaningful.  I like to sing, but I like to sing even more with other people.  And I love to sing the words and music of songs that have fed people of faith over time.  Until we get back to...

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Pastors Pondering

Planning for the future Tomorrow will be the day when we are reminded of our mortality as we begin another season of Lent together. I hope you can participate in the virtual worship service (details below) and that you have received the mailing with items to help us...

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In our ongoing series on the stained glass windows in the sanctuary, we’ve come to the window that shows Jesus feeding the multitude. This scene is found in all four gospels (Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:31-44; Luke 9:12-17 and John 6:1-14). The day was getting on the...

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Visiting the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center today showed that there have been 421,239 deaths in the United States from COVID-19. Around the world, the number of deaths is recorded as 2,143,198 and Frederick County Health Department reports 232 deaths. The...

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On the day before the inauguration of a new president and vice president, I will pass on a prayer provided by our Bishop and the Baltimore Washington Cabinet. (This is found in the weekly e-connection for January 19)  A weekly prayer for the Baltimore-Washington...

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Window #5 John 2:1-11 Jesus Changes Water Into Wine 2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have...

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Have you ever stopped to wonder why it is that we read the Bible? Scripture doesn’t tells us how to make decisions or how to make a living. It won’t help you find a parking place or tell you who will win a football game. And yet, we read the Bible with the...

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Usually, the week between Christmas and New Year’s is a great time for preachers to catch their breath. After the big push to Christmas, there is a few days when things slow down. It’s a time for looking at “The Best of …” lists for best books, movies, tv shows and...

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Light is tied to the Christmas story in several ways: The Gospel of John points to Jesus Christ as the Light of the world “The True light that illumines everyone” John 1:9 There is the account of shepherds who were keeping watch over the flocks by night when an angel...

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