The Presbytery of Shenango

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Greetings from Portland, Oregon

Greetings from Portland, Oregon, and the 222nd meeting of our PCUSA General Assembly. Elected commissioners, presbytery leaders, and folks from all around the country (and the world) are meeting in the Oregon Convention Center for a week of worship, mission…

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SESSIONS

The following Two-Minute Challenge was offered at our recent stated Presbytery meeting.   Nearly everyone in this room tonight is a member of a session, because nearly everyone here is a Ruling or Teaching Elder.  “Session” is our Presbyterian term for the…

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#neighborhood

“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.”  (John 1:14, The Message)   The New Testament reports, “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.”  That happened once in first century…

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#neighborhood

“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.”  (John 1:14, The Message) Matthew remembers how Jesus broke bread and multiplied some fish and 8,000 or more were fed (when you count the woman and children … and…

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#neighborhood

“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.”  (John 1:14, The Message) Sometimes we overthink church. Take the word “ministry,” for example.  If you’re getting your hair done downtown and the gal next to you says something…

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#neighborhood

“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.”  (John 1:14, The Message) I believe it was that nice man Bob, way back in the side burn days of 1971, on that new Street show for teaching children how to…

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#neighborhood

“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.”  (John 1:14, The Message) Once a month, throughout the year, the deacons of Wampum Presbyterian Church visit a nursing home in the region.  Call it a traveling tabernacle of smiles…

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EP on eLink

Cultivation: Corn Row Christians My regular drive from my home in New Wilmington to the presbytery office on Route 18 brings me by several Amish farms with large planting fields adjacent to their homes.  I love catching a glimpse of…

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EP on eLink

MAINTAINING, continued In many a joke about the changing of lightbulbs , we Presbyterians are regularly accused of holding on to nearly everything from the past. (Change? Why would we?! No matter that the bulb is burned out.) I know…

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Hand Holding “Maintenance” is a word that has fallen on hard times. Maintaining isn’t very sexy in an era often punch drunk on the new and the now. And the life of Christian communions is not immune from this intoxication….

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