Categories: Pastor’s Epistle

Interview with a Miracle – Part 2

This is the second in a two-part interview with Karen Wolfe about her long and difficult, yet miraculous, journey to a successful lung transplant and new life. If you haven’t read the first installment, please grab your September Greeter to catch up. Here then is the second installment which picks-up as Karen waits and waits […]

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Interview with a Miracle – Part 1

We’ve been having so many wonderful God moments at Green Tree, I thought it might be interesting to find out more from one of our sisters who experienced one. I sat down with Karen Wolfe recently to discuss her remarkable experience with her lung transplant. These are the results. The questions are mine, the responses […]

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How Can You Not Like Camp?

Being a little kid who got poison ivy so badly I had to go to the hospital for it once, I never gave Camp Swatara a chance. I mean, it wasn’t just the poison ivy, my little league baseball seemed more important and you can’t play your games in Spring City if you’re sitting in […]

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Doug & Gun Violence

I usually use these pastor’s epistles to write something folksy, possibly humorous, certainly positive about our faith walk together. Maybe not as humorous as our Sunday smile stories which my brother tells me are so bad, they’re actually good, but not so today. Today I would like to think with you about something that has […]

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Silas & Moses’ Staff

our visit with Jonathan, our son who lives in Alaska, he reported that his son Silas has been cast as Moses in their school play about the Old Testament patriarch. Silas is in third grade and the leading role of Moses requires him learning seventeen separate speaking parts, most of which are several lines each, […]

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Easter. The Day We Can All Celebrate

There are 2.3 billion Christians in the world. We are truly of all different shapes and sizes. We worship in a vast variety of ways. We dress differently in many cases. We worship in different languages. We are widely diverse in interpreting the scriptures and how we come to God. But on Easter, none of […]

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Why We Observe Lent

Lent is the forty day period prior to Easter. It’s a time in the church year for preparation – preparation to experience the suffering and death of Christ and preparation to celebrate this resurrection on Easter Sunday. We observe Lent in several simple ways. We prepare special readings and litanies during our worship service. We […]

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Winter Stories

As I write this, we’re sitting in the middle of January, the temperature outside is 22° and mother nature just dumped another few inches of snow on us again last night. Now we always talk about the weather, but in winter we talk about it a lot more. We do that because in winter the […]

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Avoiding the Post Christmas Letdown

We’re buzzing through the Christmas season. Depending on what day you read this, it’s either just before Christmas, actually Christmas, or just past Christmas. Soon the celebration will be over. The presents are all unwrapped and the wrapping paper thrown away. the Christmas tree will be thrown out or boxed up again if you have […]

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