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ADVENT Happy New Year! No, I didn’t accidentally submit my article for the January newsletter a month early. I am wishing you a happy new liturgical year. For those unfamiliar, the liturgical year is the annual cycle which divides the church year into seasons such as Lent, Easter, and Pentecost, and if you have ever […]

Charlie Brown or Lucy

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Charlie Brown or Lucy As you read this, the Christmas season will be in full swing. The Christmas trees will be up, lights will be hung, and the decorations will be in place; maybe even a few Christmas parties under your belt (figuratively and literally). But let’s push pause, just for a moment, before the moment […]

Advent Message

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Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. (KJV)   As we are now fully in the Advent season and as I take time to read this verse I can’t help but think, why?! […]

Season of Advent

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The History of Advent                                  The word “Advent” is derived from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming,” which is a translation of the Greek word parousia. Scholars believe that during the 4th and 5th centuries in Spain and Gaul, Advent […]

Thanksgiving Celebration

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Congregational Family Dinner Sunday, November 20th after the worship service. Turkey & Gravy will be provided by the Membership Department. All sides & desserts will be provided by the congregation potluck style. ********************************************** Please bring something to share with our neighbors in our food pantry out of the great abundance of the Lord!!!

A Day to Honor Life

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Memorial Day – to some it’s merely the beginning of summer and to others it’s a solemn day to remember those who have passed from this life. However, to the war veteran and to the families of fallen soldiers, Memorial Day carries significance so deep that words cannot express their hearts. When we look into […]

Lent As a Time of Grace

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Just imagine that this Lent is going to be different from every other Lent we’ve experienced. Imagine that there will be much grace offered to us this year. Let’s even imagine that God is going to help transform our lives, with greater freedom, greater joy, and deeper desires for love and service. Preparing our hearts […]

Valentine’s Day Service

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We had a wonderful Valentine’s Day at Park View. Over fifty people attended Sunday service, and the Sunday school nursery was packed. Sidney & Judy Harman were recognized for their fifty six year marriage. There are few greater examples of what love really is about than a long, happy marriage. The luncheon after the service was […]

A New Year Message From Pastor Tim Campbell

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Blessings and God’s Love to You in this New Year I was reminded of a story from the book, A SAVIOR FOR ALL SEASONS by William Barker, who wrote of a story of a bishop from the east coast. His mission was to visit a small college and stay at the home of the college […]

Christmas Thoughts

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Christmas Thoughts The season of Advent is upon us again A time of preparation, a time to begin We see Christmas trees lit up bright Every day looks more festive, it changes over night. There are special cards to write and letters to send To all the distant family and special loving friends. Some may […]