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To the saints of Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, In a fast-paced, non-stop, often hectic world, peace can be tough to come by.  I often hear...

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This month, we continue to be guided by our Pentecost theme, “Peace Be with You.”  While we usually think of the opposite of “p...

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In his life, Jesus was constantly wishing that peace would rest upon people.  He wished it upon his disciples, and he asked them to wish it upon ...

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This month, we continue on with our Easter theme, “Fear Not! Live in Hope!”  Hope is the confidence that things are working toward so...

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“Alleluia! He is risen, indeed!”  This is the joyful shout of Easter.  Each year, through our celebration of the resurrection of...

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At the very start of this month, we enter into the holy season of Lent and, for us, the theme of “Finding Our Path.”  We remember tha...

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This month, as we continue the celebration of our Epiphany theme, “Following the Light,” the secular world will also be celebrating our Bl...

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To the saints of Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church -Peace and joy to you in the coming of this new calendar year, and our continued celebration of th...

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At the start of this month, we honor the time of Advent, remembering those who waited for the coming of the Messiah, long ago.  We, too, wait for...

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Early this month, our nation will elect our next president.  While taking no particular stance on politics, I do want to take a moment to reflect...

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As we enter again into the Autumn of God’s creation, we’re reminded of the way the world mirrors the work of God.  When the time is r...

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As we enter again into the Autumn of God’s creation, we’re reminded of the way the world mirrors the work of God.  When the time is r...

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This Pentecost season, we have been guided to reflect on our theme, “Peace to This House.”  We see in the Christ that peace is not pa...

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To the saints of Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, This season, we’re talking about our theme, “Peace to This House,” and the tim...

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With the celebration of Mothering Spirits in May, and Fathering Spirits here in June, the sanctity of parenthood has been on my mind. With all of the...

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The most common message God tells people in all of scripture is some form of the phrase, “Do not be afraid.”  Whether it comes from t...

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Alleluia! Christ is risen!  This month we find ourselves in the season of Easter, celebrating the resurrection with our Easter theme, “...

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Early this month, our Congregation will gather to vote on the future story that Christ has for us. It’s fitting that our Lenten theme has been ...

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A big part of our faith is our ability to think through who it is we claim to be worshiping and living for.  Our Epiphany theme, “Jesus as&...

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To the saints of Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, I pray that everyone had a blessed Christmas, and a joy-filled start to the New Year!  For ...

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To the saints of Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, Did you know that one of the most popular topics in all of scripture is “be not afraid?&...

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November is a month of feasting!  It begins as we feast in the Christ’s promise of life eternal, celebrating with the saints of every time ...

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To the saints of Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, this month, as God’s creation moves to warm colors and crisp air, we move to the warmth of ...

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I’m often surprised by how busy the Fall is in the church.  In some ways, I find it to be an even busier time than Christmas or Easter!&nbs...

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So far during this season of Pentecost, we’ve focused on our theme “The Spirit of Sabbath” by looking at our own spirits, and how to...

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Summer is a time of busyness – of yard work and cleaning, of planning for trips and seeing sights.  Summer is also a time of rest – ...

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As we enter into the warmth of the summer months, we continue to embrace our Pentecost Season theme, “The Spirit of Sabbath.”  As I r...

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Spring has finally sprung! And the joyful signs of new life we’ve been talking about throughout our Eastertide are shining and growing all aroun...

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To the saints of Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church; at the very start of this calendar month, we will see the fullness of Christ’s Passion and ...

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This month is a big one for us, both in our Lenten journey, and in the larger journey of Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church. This month, we receive t...

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As we journey toward the close of our Epiphany season, and come to the start of Lent, we find ourselves still on the move with our theme, “Follo...

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To the saints of Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church,  As we transition into a new calendar year, we also transition from the coming Light at Chr...

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This month, we enter a time of preparation and celebration.  Our season theme, “Rejoicing in the Light of Our Redemption,” reminds us...

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As we move further into our seasons of the Fall and of Harvest, we come to a month of special thanksgivings.  In November, we give thanks to God ...

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In thinking about our theme for this season, “Harvesting the Fruits of Our Faith,” I’m reminded of Luke 10:2, which reads, “He...

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Apples ripening on trees, autumn squashes laying full on the ground, the first yellow leaves falling on the very last of the berries – the earth...

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This month, we continue to explore our Pentecost Season theme, Celebrate the Church. Last month, we began by considering the question, “What is ...

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As we enter into the start of summer, and I tend to the various food-bearing plants at our house, I was particularly struck this year by the tiny begi...

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As the days of Eastertide come to a close, we celebrate the great fiftieth day, Pentecost. Pentecost is considered, in one sense, the birthday of the ...

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It’s finally happening! The long, cold winter is giving way, and there are more days without snow than with, each week. What a very powerful res...

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Our Lenten wanderings took us from our need for God’s grace, through our attempts to take faith, and our desire for peace, and led us to the foo...

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Where we live, the liturgical season of Lent we’re moving into seems to match the nature’s season. We begin the season, contemplative...

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To the saints of Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, As we continue through the season of Epiphany with our theme, “Seeking a Clearer Picture o...

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The Savior has come! A Light shines in the darkness! The Prince of Peace reigns among us, in our hearts! Now, what does this mean…? At Christ...

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This month, the Christian calendar starts again, as we begin our Advent journey toward Christmas. This season, we lift up the theme, “Following ...

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At the start of this Harvest season, in which we are guided by the theme, "Sowing the Seeds of the Kingdom,"we talked about the idea that God's kingdo...

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To the saints of Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, The air is getting crisp and cool; the leaves on the trees are changing to brilliant yellows,ora...

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This month, many seasons of our lives change at once. The natural seasons of God’s creation begin to slow, and work their way toward Autumn. In ...

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Summer is so much a time of reconnection with God’s creation. We spend time in gardens and watching new plants blossom and provide. We retreat t...

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To the saints of Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, Music has always moved me for its ability to touch our spirits, and because it allows us to expre...

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To the saints of Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, Christ is risen, indeed! And we have so much to be thankful for, and to celebrate. In conquering...

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It seems strange to be writing the word, “Easter,” when we’re not even half way through our Lenten journey yet. But it’s unden...

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There is a powerful transition that we’ll celebrate this month. We go from the guiding light of Epiphany, into the wandering journey of Lent. It...

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Blessings to you in this new calendar year! As we begin 2013, we find ourselves at the start of Epiphany in the life of the church. We celebrate the &...

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Advent greetings to you all! Are you all set for Christmas? Do you have your travel plans? Know where you’re staying and what you’ll be ea...

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I want to take this opportunity to thank you, and celebrate with you, your vote at the October congregational meeting in which you elected to call me ...

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This past July, it was a joy to celebrate my two-year anniversary with you as your pastor. In addition to the number of years, that celebration marked...

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This month, we celebrate our re-gathering as a family of Christ’s faithful disciples. The busyness of the summer begins to wind down, and we ret...

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At the end of July, we said our farewell blessings to our Director of Christian Education, Emily Tabolt, as she prepares for her next chapter of life ...

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As we enter further into the summer months, I become increasingly aware of the need we all share to take time for rest and renewal. I remember that, w...

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I’m finding that one of the fun parts of parenting a young child is getting to watch children’s shows with them. There’s some fun st...

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“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 Seasons are powerful things. We s...

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Alleluia!  He is risen!  He is risen, indeed!  How good it feels to use that word again, “alleluia!”  In our Ash Wedn...

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