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How can I help you?

Our role is varied. We do everything from the weekly bulletin and answering phone calls and e-mails, to lending an ear when it’s needed, reassuring a stressed out bride, and sometimes, comforting somebody when they have lost a loved one. It is our job to be able to anticipate the needs of others before they ask, or sometimes even before they are aware they need it! Continue reading

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The personal care home

Saints in action: The staff who work at the care home are definitely called to this unique and impressive ministry. I hope that when my time comes to be in a care home that it will still be a place where Christian love is fully lived out. Continue reading

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Considering Contentment

With the myth of control and self-sufficiency, we’ve come to believe that we can only really find contentment and satisfaction in our lives if we choose the right education and career paths. This is our vocation and we cannot be whole without it. But, as one student remarked wryly over lunch this week, “They tell us that, but it isn’t true. It’s a lie.” Continue reading

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April 7, 2013 First Sunday after Easter

Jesus is calling his followers out of this locked room, to go out and proclaim his resurrection by sharing peace and being ministers of reconciliation. Continue reading

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“Lent” as metaphor & model for the church today

We live in a time when most congregations and denominations find themselves well into their “forty days.” That is to say, we are in that vulnerable place where hunger is sharpest, resources all but spent, vision blurred and identity in doubt. We feel a growing desperation. So there is an important choice before us, one we need to address before and during any attempts at so-called congregational development. Continue reading

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