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

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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

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Hurricanes, Tornados and Such

We’re really pretty lucky living in Eastern Pennsylvania. Our weather is quite stable. We’re not up against the shoreline when hurricanes come ashore. We’re not in Kansas or the plains of the Midwest where tornados can level entire communities. We’re not in California or Alaska where earthquakes strike fairly regularly

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Transition Time

Late August and early September is a huge transition time for many of us. Most of  the transition has to do with kids but there’s an awful lot of other types of transition going on as well. Let’s start with some of the incidental stuff, summer activities for example. They

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