Posts by The Rev. Dan Love

Saints & Stewards

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November at Rye Presbyterian, as at many churches, is a month in which we celebrate two seemingly disparate ideas.  On the one hand, it is “stewardship season” – a time when most     churches, including ours, seek financial commitments from its members...

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Welcome (Back) Sunday

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  Among the many amazing and powerful traditions that are a part of the life of Rye Presbyterian Church, I have long protested the name “Welcome Back Sunday” when referring to the first Sunday after Labor Day.  Despite my own enjoyment of the quieter summer months here...

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Renewing our Vows

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Ah… the joys of jam-packed June! A season of celebrations and ceremony moves toward the quiet of summer. Weddings, graduations, moving-up ceremonies, “end of the year” picnics and gatherings - it can be a crazy time of year–and one where soon we give thanks for the gift...

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What a Difference a Week Makes

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Among the many questions that are posed to the Confirmation class through-out their year of study is this:  what if “Holy Week” didn’t exist?  What if Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem amid both celebration and consternation never happened?  What if there were no...

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Epiphany

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If you have looked ahead at your 2017 calendar very far, you may have noticed that Easter falls relatively late this year – April 16!  With that, it means that Lent doesn’t start until Ash Wednesday on March 1, and that the season of Epiphany goes on for nearly all of January...

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Tradition

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I’m not sure there is anything more challenging than trying to change a Christmas tradition.  The lights on the tree are ALWAYS white!  The tree ALWAYS goes in that corner.  We ALWAYS go to the 7:00 p.m. service!  I remember the one year we went crazy (it was the...

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A Firm Foundation

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                        For those of you who haven’t had the chance to peek behind the “Construction Zone” signs, here is a picture of what the chapel looked like in mid-August.  It was a bit of a mess, and a...

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Summer Vacation?

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A year ago in this very space, I confessed the joy, the sadness, and the worry that for me are a part of the days following Confirmation Sunday.  A year later, I find myself in a similar space.  For those of you who were not there to be a part of the day’s worship, the...

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Singing a New Song

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In the days after that first Easter, the lives of the disciples began to move in some very new directions.  They gathered to pray and wait for the Spirit that Jesus had promised them.  With the Spirit’s arrival on Pentecost, humble fishermen and Galilean disciples would move out...

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Hopes and Fears

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The energy in the room was palpable! On a Saturday this past month, the officers of the church – deacons, elders, and trustees – all gathered for our annual retreat. A meal was shared, followed by a little enlightening fun getting to know each other in the Assembly Room. Who knew...

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