Posts by The Rev. Dan Love

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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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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