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Letter from the Pastor

by: Keith Howell

04/09/2020

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Dear Friends,

I write to you on Maundy Thursday 2020. As always, I trust you are well in the Lord, in good spirit, and patiently coping with the social isolation that continues due to the coronavirus. One day the horizon will dawn. For now, we must be vigilant and careful in this uncertain and unchartered wilderness.

I can safely say that this Maundy Thursday will go down as the most memorable of my vocational career. There will be no Maundy Thursday worship service later this evening. There will be no gathering of the faithful, no bodily communal presence as we assemble to… read more

Letter from the Pastor

by: Keith Howell

04/08/2020

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My Dearest Friends,

As I write, it is Wednesday morning of Holy Week. As always, I trust this notes finds you well in the Lord and in good spirit. I will add in “good patience” as well, since the social distancing continues and we have all had to change our lifestyles and routines rather dramatically.

As I used last week’s Worship Leader’s Guide (WLG) as a guide for my daily prayer this week, my eyes hovered over the closing hymn for April 5, Palm Sunday. The words can be found at the beginning of the second verse of the closing hymn… read more

Letter from the Pastor

by: Keith Howell

04/07/2020

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Dear Friends,

As I write to you, it is Tuesday of Holy Week 2020. I trust this notes find you well, patient, and in good spirit!

As I spent some time in meditation and prayer this morning, using our Worship Leader’s Guide (WLG) emailed to you for last Sunday, Palm Sunday, I was struck by the hymn texts for the service. The opening hymn for Palm Sunday was “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna.” This is one of the traditional processional hymns sung by Christians on Palm Sunday. The hymn’s focus is on little children that are heralding the arrival of Jesus to Jerusalem… read more