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December 20, 2013

The Flash! – December 19, 2013

The Flash! - December 19, 2013

December 19, 2013 The manger is not a fishbowl.  It is not given so that we might sit safely and comfortably on the outside looking in.  On Christmas Eve we are called not to be spectators; we are called to be participants.  We celebrate the nativity each year so that we might take part in […]

December 12, 2013

The Flash! – December 12, 2013

The Flash! - December 12, 2013

delight elation ecstasy rapture bliss happiness gladness enjoyment gaiety glee If you guessed JOY – you win the 3rd Advent pink candle contest!This Sunday is our third stop on the Advent express, the number one train bound for Bethlehem.  It is a special stop on the journey.The season of Advent was first recognized in the […]

December 6, 2013

A Special Flash! – December 6, 2013

A Special Flash! - December 6, 2013

On the journey to meet Jesus God blesses us with guidance; moments of unexpected grace granted so that, especially when in darkness and doubt, we would know we are traveling in the right direction.God sends an angel to call the shepherds from their dark fields to a candle lit stable in Bethlehem. God sends a […]

December 6, 2013

The Flash! December 5, 2013

The Flash! December 5, 2013

This week I am thrilled to share this space with Twyla Evitts, our gifted and spirited Minister of Music… AN ADVENT ‘ADVENT’-URE A quick look in the Oxford Dictionary gives us a definition for “adventure”, which is based on the Latin word ‘adventurus’ – ‘about to happen’.  One of its meanings is this:   ‘a daring […]

November 28, 2013

The Flash! November 28, 2013

The Flash! November 28, 2013

Dear Hanover Saints, On this day of expressed gratitude and shared blessings, may you know and rejoice in family, food, and fellowship that delivers deep joy and hope.May your day be blessed, and may you know… Peace, Andy CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL VERSION

November 21, 2013

The Flash! November 21, 2013

The Flash! November 21, 2013

When God offered a rainbow as a sign of the promise of everlasting love it was also a statement that colors matter.  Colors matter not just because they celebrate the gift of diversity, but they also capture the different themes and emotions that reflect the collage of life. This Sunday in worship our colors change.  […]

November 14, 2013

The Flash! November 14, 2013

The Flash! November 14, 2013

With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, I want to get mine in early.  I am thankful for the Hanover Saints, and in this season I am especially grateful for the pledges offered by the Saints at 18th and Baynard.  Your pledges are such a blessing for so many reasons, not the least of which is […]

November 7, 2013

The Flash! November 7, 2013

The Flash! November 7, 2013

This has been a life-span week. On Monday morning I was with the family of a recently departed Hanover Saint to plan the service to celebrate his life.  In the first part of his 94 years he experienced the blessings of an amazing family, then proceeded to co-create one of his own, and through it […]

October 31, 2013

The Flash! October 31, 2013

The Flash! October 31, 2013

For reasons of space and simplicity this section usually contains one theme, thought, and message.  This week, in honor of Halloween, I offer two messages modeled on the day’s mantra: trick or treat. Part I: The Trick We’ve got a problem in our nation that is of Biblical proportion, and threatens to trick us into […]

October 24, 2013

The Flash! October 24, 2013

The Flash! October 24, 2013

Call it the preacher’s curse: the insatiable need to find a metaphor and message in everything from the mundane to the momentous.  I’ve got it bad… Early one morning this week I was on my bike cruising down Governor Printz Boulevard with a cold north wind blowing off the Delaware into my face.  Off to […]

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