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Pastor’s Ponderings

Pastor Pondering

I heard a presentation just this morning about a county-wide effort called “Frederick County Goes PURPLE” to address the opioid epidemic in Frederick County. There is not a family or circle of friends that have not been touched in some way by this crisis. We can feel...

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Its begun! Last Sunday we launched the “Renew and Rejoice Campaign” with a kick-off event in the Fellowship Hall. On Monday morning we went live with a new website page about the campaign and a special video about what the campaign is all about. Take a look at it....

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I am glad to be back from a terrific vacation with my family. We went to the Bay Area of California for a week and then a week in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and Montana. I am glad to be back in Frederick and with the Calvary community once again, even if the...

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While it may be one of the saddest images you've seen on social media, the results are a happy one. Back in June, I came across this picture and the story of Moose the dog. He is sitting beside his owner’s empty hospital bed. His owner had recently passed away and it...

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Youth Mission Trip update We had a great week together July 15-19.  The 12 youth and 6 adults that went to Pittsburgh spent five days in the heat to bring a bit of love to others in the name and spirit of Jesus.  We got to work on three different homes, doing work to...

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There has been lots of attention over the last few days of the 50th anniversary of the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the crew that landed the Lunar Module on the lunar surface on...

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A group of 18 persons from Calvary Church is headed to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this week as a youth mission service project. I will be leading the group as we travel together and meet up with other church youth groups to spend a week serving vulnerable homeowners and...

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With the start of July, we are most definitely in the summer. This is a perfect time to make a list of books to read or articles to peruse. I have several books that I plan to read over the summer. One of them is Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of...

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Extra Pastor Pondering

After Disagreements Over LGBT Clergy, U.S. Methodists Move Closer To Split NPR: All Things Considered, June 26, 2019  

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As I shared on Sunday, Christian hospitality takes many forms. This week, it takes the form of opening up the church buildings to 100 plus children and many teenage and adult volunteers for Vacation Bible School. From 9 to noon each day, we have busying signing songs,...

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Verse of the Day

“[Thanksgiving] I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge—” — 1 Corinthians 1:4-5 Listen to chapter The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (ESV® Text Edition: 2016) Copyright ©2016 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Powered by BibleGateway.com.