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Archive for August, 2013

“Welcome, Angel”

15th Sunday after Pentecost

Hebrews 13:1-3, 8, 15-16

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One of the most beautiful words in the English language is welcome. Welcome. Two syllables: the first one broadening your lips to a smile – wel; the second one ending with mmmm! It’s a word with open arms. And it is being said all over town this week. Welcome to the class, welcome to the dorm, welcome to the group, welcome to our church. A lovely word for good beginnings when people come to meet. (more…)

FBC Newsletter: August 28, 2013

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“The Crooked Straight”

14th Sunday after Pentecost

Luke 13:10-17

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“Beyond All We Can Imagine”

13th Sunday after Pentecost

Ephesians 3:14-21

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One of my heroes, Fred Craddock, tells this story from his Appalachian boyhood. One summer night he and his father were out in the back yard. Fred was lying on his back looking up at the stars. His father said, “Son, how far can you think?”

“I don’t know. What do you mean?”

“Just think as far as you can think up toward the stars.” (more…)

FBC Newsletter: August 14, 2013

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“By Faith”

12th Sunday after Pentecost

Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

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