GRACE This Week

This Sunday, we continue in our I Believe Series. Mark will be preaching “Jesus Christ – suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried”. It is so easy to move past the cross to the empty tomb. To get you ready for Sunday, I invite you to hear from one of the great early church fathers, […]

GRACE This Week

It’s very interesting to watch the huge amounts of snow melt. Yesterday, I saw the edge of my grass for the first time and heard birds singing. I know we still have some winter ahead of us, but I confess that it was good for my soul.  I burst into an impromptu second verse of a favorite hymn: […]

GRACE This Week

Earlier this week, I visited with Jenae Holtzhafer, the Executive Director of The Kindness Project. A few years ago, God gave her a vision for a way to serve foster children. And that vision became The Kindness Project. As the numbers of foster children rapidly increase in the Lehigh Valley, The Kindness Project has served hundreds of children by providing […]

GRACE This Week

There is a lot to say this week, so read all the way to the end to see important information, including a report from our Building Committee! THIS SUNDAY In his book, The Language of God, Francis Collins, the director of the Human Genome Project, shares his experience in the East Room of the White House. […]

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I confirmed with my son, John (who’s avocation is sports writing for USA Today’s Texans Wire) what I’m about to suggest. Unless you are a Tampa Bay Buccaneer or a Kansas City Chiefs fan, the greatest Super Bowl story line this year is the quarterback contest. Danny Heifetz said it this way, “The sport’s biggest legend […]

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Last Sunday, we talked together about the power of community and the pain of being apart. In 2020, we learned that Community Matters. Even though we had more time than ever, we couldn’t get outside our home to see our extended family and our friends. In 2020, we stayed home a lot. “Stay at Home” orders have […]

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What a year 2020 was… It was so strange that we had more free time than ever… but we weren’t able to meet together with our friends and family. And who knows when things will be back to “normal”. I can’t wait to be able to go to a concert again, or to see a […]

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Justice. Over the last year, we have heard this word a lot – in the news, in the paper, at protests. It’s also a word that shows up from the beginning to the end of the Bible. It shows up over 200 times in the Old Testament. Jesus uses justice language at the beginning of his ministry […]

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I was planning to preach on the family this week and the lessons we have learned the past year with our enforced togetherness. But what happened this week brought me to my knees and to another lesson I keep learning. This week, I have seen things I never imagined I would ever see. Coming off such […]

November 1: Interview with Our SHINE Campaign Co-Chairs

Our Senior Pastor, Marnie Crumpler, interviews Dave Post and Joe Workman about the campaign and the financial commitments needed to turn our SHINE Vision into a reality.