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And we are off …

We broke ground for our new education building last Sunday. It was a wonderful evening or prayer, fellowship and celebration with delicious Handel's ice cream. Psalm 127:1-5 (ESV) 1Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. 2 It is in vain that you rise up early and go ...

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A Time to Rejoice

Ecclesiastes 3:1 'For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. It seems appropriate to acknowledge the wisdom literature of the scriptures as we celebrate our ground-breaking this Sunday evening. God is so good to us. The education ministry of Providence is a primary tool that we use to make disciples. Jesus instructed that Christians s...

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Work, Leadership and Making Disciples

I have been contemplating this past Sunday's sermon and I wonder if I made the connection between leadership and disciple making strong enough. I said that the call to make disciples automatically puts us into the 'leadership' category because we are leading others to Christ. Too often, the thought of making disciples is regulated to evangelism or an initial gospel prese...

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The Move is On!

This week marks a new challenge in the life of our church. First the good news: The portables are gone!!!! Second, the bad news, the portables are gone. That means over the next six to eight months all of our adult Sunday School classes and youth classes will be meeting in the sanctuary and all of our children's classes will be scattered throughout the main building. Our ...

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What Pastor Blair Has Been Reading (from April 2019 through June 2019)

Allison, C. Fitzsimons Allison. Trust in an Age of Arrogance. Eugene, OR: Wipf Stock, 2010. Allison is the former Episcopal Bishop of the diocese of South Carolina. He is a rare conservative voice in the Episcopal Church USA (In fact, I am not sure he has remained within his own organization at this point). He has written only a few books. They appear maybe once ever...

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