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Music Director Position Available

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Written by Administrator

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We are searching for a music director to replace our director, who is retiring from her position.  Dear candidate, please come and meet us. You will love the dedication, enthusiasm and inspirations of the musicians and singers in the church.

More information is available by sending a message to the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .   You may also send your resume there.

 

Children's Sermons

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Rev. Grant has stories and lessons for the children every Sunday during worship--the "children's message".  Frequently she brings in unexpected objects to show them--bulbs, plants, blankets, buckets. 

childrens-sermonOne Sunday, after Thanksgiving, the children wrote down things they liked about church on sticky notes.  Their notes were added to the board holding those of the adults, collected the week before.  They were read to the congregation, so that we could hear their perspective.  (Some of their comments are shown next to the photos at the top of this website.)

childrens-message-blanketsOn annual Blanket Sunday (around Mother's Day), the children learned about the church's effort to provide the needy around the world with warm, durable blankets.  The blankets can be used as a blanket, as an umbrella, as a cloak, as a rug, and as a tent.  The children particularly liked the tent!

This time with the children always ends with a prayer, everyone in a circle holding hands.  The children are not the only ones in the congregation who are listening to Rev. Grant; the adults often remember her messages long after worship ends.

 

St. Patrick's Breastplate

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jesus-with-childChrist be with me, Christ be within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me,
Christ above me, Christ beneath me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.  Amen.
- "Deer's Cry", St. Patrick's Breastplate, 5th century
 

Where Would Jesus Sit?

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Last Sunday I had a strange thought pop into my head:  I wonder which pew Jesus would sit in?  You know how everyone has their favorite pew, or at least a favorite area of the sanctuary.  So as I wondered,....

then an answer similarly popped into my head:  He would sit (is sitting!) beside each one of us! 

I think it's the right answer, because it warmed my heart to overflowing.  I could just picture Him squeezing in between the people who sat close together, because He would want to be right next to every person.

What do you think?

Blessings and Peace to you,

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Words of Comfort

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Written by C. Busch

yellow_daisies_after_rainI was driving to the day care to pick up my kids after work, meditating once again on whether or not it was OK for them that I worked full time.  Were they OK?  Was I a good mother?  I prayed to God to take good care of those 3 precious ones, then out of the blue I felt a voice say,
"They're my children, too."

I took His meaning to be don't worry--He loves them as much as I do (and with a perfect love). 

Also, I think He meant that I, myself, and everyone else in the world, are also His children, as precious to Him as my children are to me; and therefore He is taking care of us.

"They're my children, too." 

Those words bring me so much comfort whenever I remember them.