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May 3, 2012

The Flash! May 3, 2012

The Flash! May 3, 2012

In our Presbyterian tradition we have two sacraments: baptism and communion.  We recognize them because we believe these are the two that Jesus experienced and commended to his disciples. As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water!  What is to prevent me from […]

April 26, 2012

The Flash! April 26, 2012

The Flash! April 26, 2012

Being is a household with two working parents who often work evenings is a challenge to full family time.  One of the great blessings that has been born in our home in response to this challenge is “boys night out”.  As much as we miss mom and partner, such evenings have become a special tradition.  […]

April 19, 2012

The Flash! April 19, 2012

The Flash!  April 19, 2012

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL VERSION The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it… Psalm 24:1 Creation is God’s original and greatest act and gift: dark & light, sea & sky, plant & creature, and us humans.  After making it all, God deemed it good.  God then gave us the charge, power, […]

April 12, 2012

The Flash! April 12, 2012

The Flash!  April 12, 2012

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL VERSION Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and one soul…but everything they owned was held in common. Acts 4:32 Dear Hanover Saints, The Psalmist writes: How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! (133:1).  Those in the Resurrection’s first generation […]

April 5, 2012

The Flash! April 5, 2012

The Flash!  April 5, 2012

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL VERSION In four days were the sum and the source of faith for the first disciples. On Thursday they shared a meal with Him. They were blessed and bewildered On Friday they watched Him die. They were shocked and abandoned. On Sunday they raced to a tomb looking for […]

March 29, 2012

The Flash! March 29, 2012

The Flash!  March 29, 2012

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL VERSION Hosanna in the highest heaven! Mark 11:10 Dear Hanover Saints, For the Israelites Hosanna was a distress signal; it was their S.O.S.  In Hebrew Hosanna means “O save!”  When the people welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday they were begging and pleading to be saved.  They were in need of healing […]

March 22, 2012

The Flash! March 22, 2012

The Flash!  March 22, 2012

Dear Hanover Saints, In 2002 Bruce Springsteen released an album in tribute to those who sacrificed themselves in the September 11, 2001 attacks.  He named the album “The Rising”, offering musical hope that life would emerge from the ashes of the World Trade Centers.  The second song is “Into the Fire”… The sky was falling […]

March 15, 2012

The Flash! March 15, 2012

The Flash!  March 15, 2012

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL VERSION For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God – not the result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 Dear Hanover Saints, In the heart of the wilderness Satan tempts Jesus […]

March 7, 2012

The Flash! March 7, 2012

The Flash!  March 7, 2012

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL VERSION Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle.  He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. John 2:15 Dear Hanover Saints, In one of my bibles the note on this […]

March 1, 2012

The Flash! March 1, 2012

The Flash!  March 1, 2012

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL VERSION. Dear Hanover Saints, God loves a good U turn.  From God’s perspective, when our road trip is leading us away from God and we hang a good U-ee it leads to a homecoming. Lent is about repentance, and repentance is about turning.  The Hebrew word for repentance – shuve – means “to […]

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