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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 […]

October 17, 2013

The Flash! October 17, 2013

The Flash! October 17, 2013

Then Peter said, ‘Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?’ Acts 10:46-47 In worship this Sunday we will celebrate covenants, community, and the blessings of belonging. First we will gather around the font of grace, and witness the pouring of the baptismal waters […]

October 10, 2013

The Flash! October 10, 2013

The Flash! October 10, 2013

Last evening the Hanover Saint express made its way to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Bear to be with activist and author Sister Helen Prejean.  She captivated the congregation with the story of her journey from a privileged girl raised in the comfortable suburbs of New Orleans to the world’s best known advocate […]

October 3, 2013

The Flash! October 3, 2013

The Flash! October 3, 2013

It is a night I will never forget.  It was Saturday evening, and dinner was warm and ready.  Our younger acrobat, gymnast, and dancer, then three years old, decided to practice all three disciplines on the arm of the living room sofa.  It didn’t go well.  The routine resulted in a tumble – head first […]

September 26, 2013

The Flash! September 26, 2013

The Flash! September 26, 2013

Each year in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance, the Delaware Victims’ Victims Rights Task Force sponsors an event called the Day of Remembrance.  Earlier this evening the event was held at PS DuPont Middle School.  Families and friends of murder victims post pictures and stories on walls, hear presentations, consume food and fellowship, and share stories and […]

September 19, 2013

The Flash! September 19, 2013

The Flash! September 19, 2013

This week another community was added to a list that no community wants to be on. Navy Yard Boston Newtown Aurora Fort Hood Virginia Tech Columbine Oklahoma City In each of these places the horrific actions of one person devastated an entire community, shocked an entire nation, and effected to the entire world. As we […]

September 12, 2013

The Flash! September 12, 2013

The Flash! September 12, 2013

There are lessons we carry in our heads because we were taught them.  Then there are lessons we carry in our hearts because we have lived them.  Occasionally we are blessed with experiences in which the lessons of head and heart meet.Through the 9th Ward Interfaith Clergy group I continue to experience the union of what I […]

September 5, 2013

The Flash! September 5, 2013

The Flash! September 5, 2013

Jesus wore out a lot of these. With the goal of bringing people closer to God, he knew two things: that he had to go to the people, and that he had to offer a personal invitation.  And so, at the cost of much leather, he spent his entire ministry on the move. This week […]

September 27, 2012

The Flash! September 29, 2012

The Flash!  September 29, 2012

In 1975 the 187th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) requested that a statement be written that defined the denomination’s understanding of and commitment to peacemaking.  Fully five years later the document was presented to and adopted by the 192nd General Assembly.  The title was:Peacemaking, A Believers’ Calling. I have a close friend who […]

September 20, 2012

The Flash! September 20, 2012

The Flash! September 20, 2012

If you ever need to reach me at noon on the third Wednesday of the month, come to the Church School Hall.  You will find me there with the others who serve at Hanover in our monthly staff meeting.  I cherish our gatherings.  They are rich in food and fellowship.  They are stocked with news […]

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