Posts by The Rev. Dan Love

Clearing the View

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During the last three weeks of my sabbatical, we were able to spend time in the Adirondacks at our family cottage.  There were cookouts and celebrations, time on the beach, reading, kayaking, as well as a fairly substantial “to-do” list to tackle.  Among the many tasks was...

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Join me on Sabbatical

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In the spirit of “recharging,” just over a year ago, the RPC Session voted to grant me a sabbatical leave for June, July, and   August of 2018.  To fund that sabbatical, I applied for a grant from the Lilly Endowment Pastoral Renewal Program.  The Lilly...

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April-foolish Promises

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I love trees.  In my younger days, there wasn’t a tree I wouldn’t climb to explore and try to get its view of the world.  I mostly stick to the ground these days, but I still love learning about trees, photographing them, planting them, and tending them.  One of my...

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January's Song

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January’s Song by Ann Weems --  There is a rumor on the streetsthat Christmas is over.Lights and ornaments are packed away, trees dragged to the curb,people back to business as usual.We’re no longer in the party mood;humbugging is back in vogue. This is January….How...

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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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