Toward saying more with less – Pastoral Backstory – July 20th, 2017
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Toward saying more with less – Pastoral Backstory – July 20th, 2017

July 20th, 2017 Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Heard any of these evaluations of our online lives before? Our embrace of a “high-tech, low-touch” existence has been a Faustian bargain. Our curated social media personae permit us to create false impressions and compensate for deep insecurities. Our ability to hide behind...

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Pastoral Backstory – September 3rd, 2015
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Pastoral Backstory – September 3rd, 2015

      September 3rd, 2015 There’s that moment when Peter finally gets it. From nearly the first moment he’d met this teacher from who knows where, this fisherman saw in him something profoundly different–so different he couldn’t almost bear to be in His presence: “depart from me, for I am a sinful man” (Lk 5). Jesus had a way about Him that made men feel like they wanted to be...

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Pastoral Backstory – April 30th, 2015
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Pastoral Backstory – April 30th, 2015

  (What is the Backstory and why?)    April 30th, 2015 In case you missed it, we’re eating together during 2nd hour for First Sunday Lunch. Click here for details.     By now you know of the devastating news out of Nepal. Thousands have died after a massive earthquake, one of the largest in the last hundred years. Thousands more are now homeless. The global mission arm of our denomination, Mission to the...

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Assembly wrap-up
Jun21

Assembly wrap-up

The Assembly concluded its business last night to the great joy of all assembled.  More business to wrap up this morning would’ve made packing up and departing Greenville all the more challenging. Some events of interest to our community: the North Texas Presbytery’s overture to form a study committee on the subject of the Sabbath was not adopted by the Assembly on the recommendation of the Overtures Committee the other...

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