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Today is my birthday. It is a day when I am remembering what a gift it is to be alive and how much deeper that gift is because of all the people I share my life with. I am also moving into those middle aged years of life and have been reflecting quite a…

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It is hard to watch, listen or read the news right now. This political season has seemed particularly unpredictable and difficult. As I write this I don’t presume that whoever reads it will vote the way I do and that is okay. As a follower of Christ, I…

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Aristotle postulated that, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” These 10 words could open doors to all kinds of conversations. I think about this phrase when I think about people and the world around us. No individual person or thing is a…

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The next two Sundays we will be taking up a special offering during church and focusing on the work of reconciliation. We will also celebrate World Communion Sunday on October 2nd which is a day to remember and celebrate our differences held together in…

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I have only let it happen once. One day in college I was running late, jumped in my car to drive to my classes and saw the gas gauge glaring at me, the dial pointing at the brightly illuminated “E” for empty. I thought, “I don’t have far to go, so surely…

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What do you value? Is there something you possess that, if it were lost, you would go to any lengths to find? This Sunday we will hear the entirety of Luke 15 (Luke 15: 1-32). Often times we like to pluck out the last parable, the parable of the Prodigal…

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Marvelously Made - This Sunday we will finish our summer journey through the Psalms. We will end in Psalm 139 where the Revised Common Lectionary takes us to Psalm 139: 1-6, 13-18. I normally like to read Scripture from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, but have lately really enjoyed also reading from Eugene Peterson’s  The Message. I would first simply like to share these words with you here: Psalm 139:1-12The Message (MSG) A David Psalm 139 1-6 God, investigate my life;     g...

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This Sunday we will finish our summer journey through the Psalms. We will end in Psalm 139 where the Revised Common Lectionary takes us to Psalm 139: 1-6, 13-18. I normally like to read Scripture from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, but…

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Fifth Sunday project  - Our Fifth Sunday project featured random acts of kindness. We put together flowers to deliver to retirement homes with the request they be given to whomever needed them the most that day. We also took many plates of cookies to our local firefighters and police officers. The post Fifth Sunday project  appeared first on Sumner First Christian Church.
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