Pastor’s Manna

A Different Kind of Worship

During this time of this pandemic, one positive that has come from this has been a reassessment of what worship is about. We, as a society, have often fallen into the trap of thinking that worship is about US. What WE like, the hymns and style of music WE like, what WE think should be […]

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Thriving this Summer!

I do not think I am alone when I say these past two months have been hard! I have found some days I am overwhelmed with grief as I am not able to be physically with those I love and care for the way I am used to being. Other days I am filled with […]

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We Were Made to Thrive!

In September I introduced our theme for the 2019-2020 year – Thrive. Normally during late April and early May our discipleship programs are winding down…this year is a little different. As we continue to be in a waiting period for the all clear to be able to come out of our physical distancing cocoons, we […]

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Pastor’s Manna – Signs of Change

 Signs of Change  As much as some of us might not want to admit it, the autumn and early winter season has come upon us:  •You can hear the wind blowing through the trees  •You can smell the fireplaces lighting up, beginning to warm our homes and hearts.  •You can feel the briskness of the […]

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Pastor’s Manna – Thrive

Thrive  The original Middle English meaning of the word thrive was “to grow or increase”. Our modern-day understanding is “to flourish or prosper”.  Are you thriving? Not only in the sense of prospering, but are you …  Growing?  Increasing?  Flourishing?  Isn’t it hard to measure your life? How does one measure their level of growth […]

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Pastor’s Manna

Back to School Discovery!  It is the time of year that many of us used to dread….  The end of summer break from school…  The end of summer vacations,  The end of all day long relaxing and playing,  It is time, to go back to school! It is time for our children to get back […]

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Pastor’s Manna – But then…

  But then…  Just a week ago, on Easter Sunday, we celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This was quite literally a triumph over evil, a victory over death, a defeat of sin.  For the disciples, it changed everything. Their teacher and leader had been killed. They had been hiding behind doors, fearful of the […]

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Pastor’s Manna – From Death to Life

From Death to Life  Last month our region experienced significant flooding damage as rivers swelled to historic levels and overflowed their banks. This affected many people, including people within our congregation.  Some towns were completely cut-off from the world and on their own for awhile. Some people lost all they possessed, and some people lost […]

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Pastor’s Manna – Lenten Practices

Lenten Practices  Have you ever wondered what the season of Lent is all about? Why do some people give things up? Why do all these places suddenly advertise fish? How is this related to our faith?  The Catholic church began a tradition that a person would give up something for Lent, remembering the 40 days […]

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