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January 22, 2015

The Flash! – January 22, 2015

The Flash! - January 22, 2015

Sparing you the semester-long survey, suffice to say each of the four Gospels has a particular slant and spin.  Matthew uses his papyrus to prove that Jesus is the one foretold in the Hebrew scriptures so his Gospel is filled with allusions and prophesies spoken centuries earlier.  Luke directs his Gospel to the Gentile world […]

January 15, 2015

Black History Month 2015

Black History Month 2015

January 15, 2015

The Flash! – January 15, 2015

The Flash! - January 15, 2015

I will not sleep well tonight because I dread unfolding the daily paper in the morning.  The front page will show and tell of the shooting of a man by a Wilmington police officer several blocks from the church. I will not sleep well tonight because I will be praying that this is not the […]

January 9, 2015

The Flash! – January 8, 2015

The Flash! - January 8, 2015

      So, there it is: the Baptism of Jesus.  The locust eating, camel hair and leather belt wearing John – above his protest and against his will – baptizing Jesus in the Jordan.  The scene concludes with a voice from heaven proclaiming: ‘You are my Son, the Beloved, with you I am well pleased’ (Mark […]

January 7, 2015

New Format for Discipleship Class

New Format for Discipleship Class

Beginning on the first Sunday in January out Adult Discipleship gatherings (still 9:30 a.m. each Sunday morning) will engage Scripture in a new way. Rather than reading and discussing Scripture thematically by using the passage that are read and preached upon in worship, we will take a narrative approach. We will engage the stories of selected Biblical […]

January 7, 2015

Family Promise Volunteer Week: February 1-8

Family Promise Volunteer Week: February 1-8

“Family Promise of Northern New Castle County is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that prevents and ends homelessness for families. We provide a safe place to eat and sleep, intensive case management, support, and hope. Our work is accomplished through a network of congregations that host families directly in their houses of worship, staffed by caring […]

January 1, 2015

The Flash! – January 1, 2015

The Flash! - January 1, 2015

This week we welcome Church Administrator Matthia McCracken to the writer’s desk… Almost any crochet pattern, whether you’re making a doily or a sweater, ends with the same three words. I dread these three small words every time I begin a new project.Weave in ends.If you knit or crochet, any time you change a color or […]

December 18, 2014

Worship at First & Central

Worship at First & Central

On Sunday, December 28 we will again this year gather for worship with our sisters and brothers at First and Central Presbyterian Church.  This will be the fifth year we have worshiped together on the first Sunday after Christmas since we first did so in the wake of our failed boiler in 2010.  We will gather at […]

December 18, 2014

The Flash! – December 18, 2014

The Flash! - December 18,  2014

One of the greatest American artists, Henry Ossawa Tanner was born in 1859 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When she was a young girl, his mother Sarah escaped slavery via the Underground Railroad. His father Benjamin became a renowned African Methodist Episcopal minister, bishop, theologian, and author. His middle name is short for Osawatomie – the town […]

December 11, 2014

The Flash! – December 11, 2014

The Flash! - December 11, 2014

This Sunday the Advent express to Bethlehem will make its third whistle stop at Joy Station.  In worship we will light the special pink candle on our Advent wreath to signal a reprieve from the focused, introspective, purple journey of watching and waiting.  In anticipation of our destination we are freed to rejoice openly in […]

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