Pastor’s Manna

Pastor’s Manna

Being an Easter Person As I sit down to write this newletter article, it has been a mere hour since we all gathered in celebration of the resurrection on Easter morning.  What a glorious time of worship, any time the people of God gather to proclaim the victory of Jesus Christ over the grave! People […]

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A Springtime Faith We have had a pretty mild winter this year. Sure, we have had bouts of ice and snow, but for the most part we have been able to see the grass all winter long. So much so, that in early March, there were buds in the Chanticleer Pear tree outside my house. […]

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Lenten Reflections We begin the Lenten season on Ash Wednesday, which falls on March 1st this year. For the next forty days, we will travel with Jesus on the road that carries him towards the cross on Calvary. We will make several stops along the journey. Each Sunday we will pause our 40-day journey to […]

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T-E-A-M When I sit at my desk and look across my office, my eyes glance across a number of adornments that decorate my office: a quote from St. Francis of Assisi, family pictures, a football, some St. Patrick’s Day teddy bears, a needlepoint my sister made for my ordination, photos of churches I have served, […]

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A Great Start!  I really appreciate the start of the new year. It is a time to reflect upon our past, and to appreciate the opportunities to make changes in the upcoming year. When we start a new year, anything is possible. Our resolutions are fresh and still intact, our promises haven’t been broken, everything […]

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The Gifts of Christmas

The Gifts of Christmas For many in the world, Christmas is all about the gifts. We are excited to get gifts from friends and loved ones, and we are often just as excited to watch them open the gifts we got especially for them. Christmas however, is about more than physical gifts. Christmas is really […]

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New Member Class

If you would like to find out more about what it means to be a member of First Presbyterian Church of Omaha, or already know you would like to become a member, please join us for a New Member class. Contact Pastor Jon or Pastor Jenni, and the class is held in Jenks Lounge (Jenks […]

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Voting as a Christian This year our election process has become extremely problematic for the Christian who takes seriously their responsibility as a citizen to participate in the political process of electing a President. I have been part of many discussions in which the entire election is being summarized as being about the “lesser of […]

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A Pastoral Letter

A Pastoral Letter On Rally Sunday a few weeks ago, I asked the congregation to imagine what it would be like to receive a letter from Paul written to you, encouraging you, teaching you, and telling you that he was praying for you. Since then, I have been playing with the idea of what such […]

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Discipleship

Discipleship “Go, make disciples of all nations, and baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” ~ Matthew 28: 19-20 In the great […]

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