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The Flash (weekly e-newsletter)
December 4, 2014

The Flash! – December 5, 2014

The Flash! - December 5, 2014

This Sunday morning, at our second stop on the Advent train bound for Bethlehem’s light, we will hear from the prophet Isaiah words originally spoken for those traveling through deep darkness and long shadows: When trapped in the gap between the light we long for and the shadows that surround us, the space to be […]

November 26, 2014

The Flash! – November 26, 2014

The Flash! - November 26, 2014

On the eve of Thanksgiving I’m mindful that expressions of gratitude are as wide-ranging as the blessings that lead to them.  If you shift that thought into reverse…the more things we count as blessings, the more often, deeply, and fully we offer thanksgiving.  Gratitude is a journey: each step propels us not just to the […]

November 20, 2014

The Flash! – November 20, 2014

The Flash! - November 20, 2014

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne?Robert Burns wrote this now famous song and refrain in Scotland in the 1700’s.  Old Lang Synemeans “times gone by”.  It did not become associated with New Year’s Eve until Guy Lombardo sang it at a New Year’s […]

November 13, 2014

The Flash! – November 13, 2014

The Flash! - November 13, 2014

As we prepare to dedicate our pledges for the ministry and mission of the church this Sunday, I step aside here to offer this inspiring piece of good news from the team of Saints who planned and presented our 200th anniversary celebration.A month ago, we were putting the finishing touches on an event to celebrate […]

November 6, 2014

The Flash! – November 6, 2014

The Flash! - November 6, 2014

I have been lost in a fog of nostalgia all day. Twenty years ago on this date I stood before a congregation and offered my I dos and I wills to each of the nine ordination vows. I am at a loss to comprehend that twenty years have gone by. Even more, I am at […]

October 30, 2014

The Hanover Flash! – October 30, 2014

The Hanover Flash! - October 30, 2014

Nothing has more power or potential to reveal new paths on the journey of faith than the conversations that begin with a question that comes from the heart. Recently I was blessed to be asked just such a question; one I’ve been asked many times: how should I pray?  If you have ever wrestled with this […]

October 23, 2014

The Flash! – October 23, 2014

The Flash! - October 23, 2014

Sometimes the best stories and lessons emerge from the more challenging moments in life.Sparing you the longer story about discovering a massive pool of green liquid under our car in a restaurant parking lot this evening, suffice to say I have never been more appreciative of the importance of anti freeze/coolant in the life of […]

October 9, 2014

The Flash! – October 9, 2014

The Flash! - October 9, 2014

A few weeks back in this space I offered the flash that I had entered the social media realm of Twitter. In that piece I advocated for mediums that serve to keep us connected. In the words of Dr. Seuss’ famous elephant Horton: I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. Responses […]

October 2, 2014

The Flash! – October 2, 2014

The Flash! - October 2, 2014

This week we welcome special Flash! feature writer: historian, harrier, novelist, and Ruling Elder: Hillary Mohaupt.One hundred years ago, in October 1914, Hanover commemorated a century of Christian education with a month of special services, complete with hymns bearing titles like “Dear Hanover We Love Thee!” and “Song to Hanover.” In 1939, Hanover marked the 125th anniversary […]

September 25, 2014

The Flash! – September 25, 2014

The Flash! - September 25, 2014

At the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement and in the midst of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Mother Pollard, a 72 year old participant in the movement, was asked after several weeks of walking to and from her destinations whether she was tired.  She responded: My feets is tired, but my soul is rested. Something […]

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