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Thought for the Day, May 31, 2020

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Good Morning, Friends -  In this time of COVID19, I recorded my portions for the service very early in the week. Because of this,  the service doesn't address the protests around the country as we seek justice for George Floyd.  Please do join us at coffee hour as we pray...

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Thought of the Day, May 30, 2020

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY:​ ​ We continue to pray for unrest all around the country. I sent out THIS collection of prayers yesterday. If you’re feeling led to read something, try ​Dear Church​ (we read it in a book study at EPC) or ​I’m Still Here​ by...

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Thought of the Day, May 29, 2020

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY:​ ​Prayers for peace in Minneapolis. Friends, like all of you, I’m sure, I’ve been praying for justice and peace in Minneapolis and throughout the country, as we watch all that is unfolding in that part of the country. I thought ​THIS...

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Thought for the Day, May 28, 2020

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY:​ ​Walking meditation. We had a great conversation last night on the book ​The Art of Living. ​ One of the things discussed in the book is walking meditation. Since so many of us are going for walks these days, I thought you might appreciate learning...

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Thought for the Day, May 27, 2020

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY:​ ​Let Your God Love You, by Edwina Gateley. What does it mean to rest in the love God has for us. Enjoy this short and beautiful reflection ​HERE​.    YOUTUBE SUBSCRIBERS: ​ Help us get to 100 subscribers! Subscribe by clicking...

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Thought for the Day, May 26, 2020

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: ​A prayer for Pentecost. Sometimes “old fashioned” language really moves the spirit. I found this “Prayer for the Holy Spirit” and loved the way the language rang in my ears. The line “​As  the wind is thy symbol, So forward our...

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Thought for the Day, May 25, 2020

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Memorial Day Prayer “​In the quiet sanctuaries of our own hearts, let each of  us name and call on the One whose power over us is great and gentle, firm and forgiving, holy and healing You  who created us, who sustain us, who call us to live in peace...

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Thought for the Day, May 22, 2020

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Be like bamboo. ​This week I was reading about the wonderful properties of bamboo. It’s both very strong, and very flexible. As we are becoming weary of sheltering in place and as the news changes on a daily basis, I wonder what it would be like for us to be more...

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Thought for the Day, May 20, 2020

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Spirit prays. ​Did you know that there is a verse in the Bible that tells us that when we don’t have the words to pray, the Spirit will pray for us? It’s in Romans 8 and it says this “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know...

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Thought for the Day, May 19, 2020

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Slowing down and finding meaning in the every day. ​Last week, I watched an episode of ​The Chef’s Table ​ featuring ​Jeong Kwan​, a buddhist nun in South Korea who cooks temple cuisine. If it sounds a little different than anything...

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