Posts by The Rev. Dan Love

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 of ...

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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 and ...

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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 big ...

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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 Confirmation ...

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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 that ...

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Come. Fill Your Cup!

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I admit it. I love my Starbucks. Yes, I wish they had more places to sit to work on sermons and study, and I know I could be getting my caffeine much more efficiently elsewhere. But still… I love my Starbucks. And until I saw the furor on social media, I had totally missed the idea that ...

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Imagine there's no scoreboard...

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You can feel it in the air! There is enthusiasm - there is excitement! The Imagine Initiative in all its many facets is rolling out for all to see. Imagine! Beyond all the good that goes on here each day, imagine what our church can be! An additional worship opportunity. Fully funding our third ...

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