Month: April 2016

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

I’m off to Synod Assembly later this week. This year it’s in Eugene at the Valley River Inn starting Friday 1:00 p.m., and ending Sunday around noon with the closing worship service. What happens at a Synod Assembly? Some if…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

This Friday the Call Committee will receive names of clergy candidates. The CC will meet with Pastor Susan Kintner, Assistant to the Bishop. She will bring names of maybe three or four pastors whom she believes would be a good…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Why does Easter come on different dates every year?  Unlike Christmas, set according to the solar calendar as December 25, Easter is set according to a lunar calendar.  This is similar to ancient Jewish traditions for calculating the occurrence of…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

In my Easter sermon I talked about “doing resurrection.”  One way of applying that notion is taking action to bring life out of death.  Churches are well equipped to do this.  Especially when we’re connected with a national church denomination…