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Thought for the Day, March 23, 2020

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March 23, 2020    Thought for the day:    New every morning.  The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,     his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning;     great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is...

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Thought for the Day, March 20, 2020

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Thought for the day: This present moment. Yesterday, I plunked out some hymns on the piano. I’ve not taken piano lessons in years, and I can only really do the treble clef, but my phone was off, the news was off, and I was fully present with the music. The hymn I was plunking out was...

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Thought for the Day: March 19

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Thought for the day: hope.​ Romans 8​ talks about hope. ​Who hopes for what is seen? ​Hope is future oriented. As we look toward a situation that has no clear ending in sight, hope can be hard to hold on to. We take it one day at a time. Romans 8 is a towering...

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How to Sign-Up for EPC Text Messages

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Every day Pastor Traci sends out announcements and brief meditations via text. All you need to do is sign-up for REMIND by following these instructions. Don’t have a mobile phone? Go to rmd.at/8bac42f on a desktop computer to sign up for email notifications.      

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August Blog Post

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You've heard the word "mission," no doubt, as our congregation supports various different ministries, both with our finances and with our time. DuPage PADS is, perhaps, our strongest mission partner, as we've dedicated a large portion of space to housing those experiencing homelessness and serve...

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July Pastor's Corner

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Using the Psalms for Personal Devotion Think of someone whose faith you admire. Maybe it’s a relative or saint of the church. What do you imagine that person doing to nurture or develop their faith? Perhaps its prayer, or meditation, or a regular study of scripture. All of these spiritual...

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June Pastor's Corner

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PASTOR'S CORNER Dear EPC Members and Friends - Many churches slow down during the summer as people go on vacation and change their schedules. Don’t be fooled! EPC has a lot going on this summer, and if you’re in town, I hope you’ll be here! Here are some things I hope...

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Pastor's Corner

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In Matthew 17:20, Jesus says "For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you."  On Easter morning, this was part of the message I...

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Intergenerational Ministry Updates

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Intergenerational Ministry Updates “Intergenerational Ministry” is a buzzword in many of my professional circles. Though it sounds like jargon, it simply means “ministry for all ages.”  Many churches are finding that separating church attendees by age all the time...

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Looking Forward a Meaningful Lenten Practice This Year

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Look Toward a Meaningful Lenten Practice This Year “I imagine Lent for you and for me as a great departure from the greedy, anxious antineighborliness of our economy, a great departure from our exclusionary politics that fears the other, a great departure from self-indulgent consumerism...

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