From Worship Experiences

Love Like Jesus

I was poking around in a seasonal gift shop this last week, and I saw a decorative sign that really struck a chord with me.  At the moment, it is the only Christmas decoration on display at our house. “Dance like Frosty Shine like Rudolph Give like Santa Love like Jesus.” I’ve had a hard …

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Pastoral Duties Fill a Weekend

Pastoral duties filled last weekend.  On Saturday I presided at the graveside funeral for a long-term family friend in Benton Ridge, Ohio.  Sunday I preached two services at Wedgewood United Methodist Church in Akron, Ohio.  They were definitely good days where I felt like I was doing what God wanted me to do.  But they …

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No Sanctuary for Easter

This was the third year Tom and I did not worship in a sanctuary on Easter.  This statistic is especially remarkable because of all the Easter services I attended for so many years.  During my 21 years at Wedgewood we usually had three services every Easter Sunday.  If you add in Holy Week services, I …

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