From the Pastor’s Desk

Dear Grace Community,

We had a wonderful adult Sunday School series in June.  Each week we heard about different aspects of being human.  Dr. Francie Ekengren talked with us about end-of-life ethics.  She shared about the Transportable Physician Orders for Patient Preferences or TPOPP.

The TPOPP is a tool to allow individuals to best express their end of life treatment goals and preferences. It’s something that is filled out with a physician. It is then recorded in a database that is available ...

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From the Pastor’s Desk: June 3

Dear Grace Community,

At her birth, our daughter Alice joined one of the more exclusive groups at Grace. It’s a group that includes Brian Whepley, Laurie Mulford, Will Snook, and me, to name a few. We’re all PK’s, Preacher’s Kids. At my latest count, there are around 11 of us in the congregation.

Being a PK is interesting. There are only a few other jobs that involve taking your child to work as much as this one does. I was fortunate to ...

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From the Pastor’s Desk – May 9

Dear Grace Community,

For this edition of ‘From the Pastor’s Desk,’ I’m sharing a letter from another pastor. Last month a friend of mine from seminary asked her colleagues to send to her the addresses of our churches. Her congregation was studying some of Paul’s letters, and she asked them to write letters to other congregations. We received a letter from her church, actually from the pastor, and you’ll find it below.  Please join me in praying for the First Presbyterian ...

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From the Pastor’s Desk

Dear Grace Community,

It’s wonderful to be back with you.  I am grateful for the time I had during my maternity leave. The eight weeks gave me a chance to start to get my bearings when it comes to motherhood, and it gave me and John time to begin getting to know this interesting and beautiful baby God entrusted to us.

April 17 was my first Sunday back in worship, and it was a joy to see you, worship with you, and ...

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From the Pastor’s Desk: March 16

March 16, 2016

Dear Grace Community,

Greetings from maternity leave! John and I are enjoying Alice and look forward to introducing her to you. We think she’s wonderful, and we’re sure you’ll agree.

I talked briefly to a church member the other day who asked me if I was thinking a lot about the church. Truthfully, I told her, some days I can’t remember if I’ve brushed my teeth, so I haven’t been able to put too much energy into church matters. (Being ...

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