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February 28, 2014

The Flash! – February 27, 2014

The Flash! - February 27, 2014

February 27, 2014 This Sunday will be a carnival during and after worship!  This being that last hurrah before Lent, we will joyfully, playfully, and yet reverently, worship God in the spirit of Mardi Gras.  All are invited to don your favorite masks, beads, and bright colors. Masks will be the key.  With a mask […]

February 20, 2014

The Flash! – February 20, 2014

The Flash! - February 20, 2014

February 20, 2014 It was one of the most riveting moments in Olympic history.  On Saturday morning the American hockey team faced off against the Russian team on their home ice.  Tied 2-2 at the end of regulation play, and after a 4:00 minute sudden-death overtime period, the American team won in a “shootout”: a […]

February 14, 2014

The Flash – February 13, 2014

The Flash - February 13, 2014

February 13, 2014 Mr. Webster says: Freedom: a) the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice of action, b) liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another; independence, c) the quality or state of being exempt or released from something onerous. As we continue and conclude our march of freedom through […]

February 7, 2014

The Flash! – February 6, 2014

The Flash! - February 6, 2014

February 6, 2014In the inexorable grip of heroin addiction and clinical depression, in the desperation of a failing musical career, and deep from valley of the shadow of the death by suicide of a close friend, folk singer James Taylor wrote the 1970 ballad Fire and Rain.  The second verse is an unforgettable and timeless […]

January 31, 2014

The Flash! – January 30, 2014

The Flash! - January 30, 2014

January 30, 2014 When you arrive at 18th and Baynard on Saturday morning to attend the Freedom Forum, you will cross clear, clean, and safe sidewalks because a set of hands shoveled and salted.  You will pass through doors adorned with bright fliers produced by gifted and creative minds.  Once inside you will receive a […]

January 24, 2014

The Flash! – January 23, 2014

The Flash! - January 23, 2014

January 23, 2014 This week’s offering is only secondarily a plug to read On God’s Side by Jim Wallis and come to the Brown Bag Book Club gathering this Sunday to talk more about it.  The primary point is to share a bit of Wallis’ wisdom and faith because it is absolutely timely and so […]

January 17, 2014

The Flash! – January 16, 2014

The Flash! - January 16, 2014

January 16, 2014 Dreams are so compelling because they remove us from current reality and provide the hope to create a new one. On a lazy Thursday afternoon back in September a team of Hanover Saints gathered and shared a compelling dream for how Black History Month in February might help lead to a new […]

January 10, 2014

The Flash! – January 9, 2014

The Flash! - January 9, 2014

January 9, 2014 When I was a boy I loved stopping to get gas (except in 1973).  Back in the day the places to do that were called service stations. I can still hear the double ring of the bell that was tripped by a rubberized tube in the station’s lot.  Right after the bell […]

January 3, 2014

The Hanover Flash! – January 2, 2014

The Hanover Flash! - January 2, 2014

January 2, 2014 We three kings of Orient are, Bearing gifts we traverse afar. So says the song (which we will sing Sunday in celebration of the Epiphany). In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men (Greek: magi) from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is […]

December 28, 2013

Late Edition Flash! – December 28, 2013

Late Edition Flash! - December 28, 2013

December 28, 2013 In honor of the season, taking off on the song, and in great gratitude for the gifts of the church… On the 12th Day of Christmas, my dear church gave to me… Twelve prayers for healing Eleven communion Sundays Ten (times 5) Super Sale helpers Nine deacons caring & nine elders leading […]

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