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We’ve been discussing the true motivation of God toward mankind. We have looked at John 3:16, which says, “For God so loved the world.” He loved the world. That is why Jesus came, to put on display the love of God. In our quest to understand the motivation of God we need to determine who God…

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Another bright, sunny, hot, humid day. The air is moving, however, for which I am grateful. Trees whisper and rustle as little puffs of air pass through their leaves. Even so, a few minutes outdoors and I am sticky with sweat.

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Camp SAM (stories, art, music) is being offered by three local churches to allow children to have a fun summer experience including a Bible story, and related art and music activities.

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Grandchildren are gifts from God. As young adults, our grands have grown into amazing human beings who make us proud, and a little nuts when they start fussing over us as if we are decrepit needy ancients. It’s humbling being told not to lift, carry, or do something, yet, it also feels reall…

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The St. Francis Xavier Parish Council of Catholic Women recently held its annual end of year Mass and dinner. Mass was celebrated at the historic church with Rev. Daniel Mitzel as celebrant. He was assisted by Deacon Damon Trittle and John Hemler, sacristan.

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We’ve been discussing the true motivation of God toward mankind. We have looked at John 3:16, which says, “For God so loved the world.” He loved the world. That is why Jesus came, to put on display the love of God. In our quest to understand the motivation of God we need to determine who God…

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If we’re to have a faith strong enough to carry us through difficult times, we need to become comfortable with doubt. Faith is not the same as belief. Belief focuses on ideas. Faith, however, is a choice, a lifestyle, a chosen stance. Faith requires investing all we are in something greater …

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I missed my Coda meeting last night. I picked up a respiratory virus of some sort that’s left me tired and listless. Covid 19 was ruled out, thank goodness. I’m trying to be grateful for this interlude of sickness as I drag my way through each day. Gratitude is easy when I am energetic and r…

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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We’ve been discussing the true motivation of God toward mankind. We have looked at John 3:16, which says, “For God so loved the world.” He loved the world. That is why Jesus came, to put on display the love of God. In our quest to understand the motivation of God we need to determine who God…

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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If we’re to have a faith strong enough to carry us through difficult times, we need to become comfortable with doubt. Faith is not the same as belief. Belief focuses on ideas. Faith, however, is a choice, a lifestyle, a chosen stance. Faith requires investing all we are in something greater …

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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I missed my Coda meeting last night. I picked up a respiratory virus of some sort that’s left me tired and listless. Covid 19 was ruled out, thank goodness. I’m trying to be grateful for this interlude of sickness as I drag my way through each day. Gratitude is easy when I am energetic and r…

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Jean Herring and Janet Hartman flipped through books last week containing photos of Christmas parties, friendship nights, awards ceremonies, parades and queen contests.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Members of the Gettysburg Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the National Society DAR, announced a $6,050 Historic Preservation Grant Award for 2021 to Rock Chapel, operated by the York Springs United Methodist Church, according to a joint release issued by DAR’s C…

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Once again this year the Gettysburg Ministerium will sponsor an Interdenominational Summer Worship series at the Gettysburg Battlefield Amphitheater on Confederate Avenue.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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The Diocese of Harrisburg announced that in continued alignment with local, state, and federal health guidelines, effective immediately, all fully vaccinated parishioners no longer need to wear masks when attending Mass, according to a release from the diocese.

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We’ve been discussing the true motivation of God toward mankind. We have looked at John 3:16, which says, “For God so loved the world.” He loved the world. That is why Jesus came, to put on display the love of God. In our quest to understand the motivation of God we need to determine who God…

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The “to mask or not to mask” debate has now shifted to “to vaccinate or not to vaccinate,” even as Covid numbers climb upward again. Our local paper is filled with editorials and letters to the editor, both pro and con. Not liking mask mandates, business and school closures, and other Covid …

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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I got some hate mail the other week. Two letters, in fact. Both came with a clipping of a newspaper story about a local black man who’d been arrested for hurting another person.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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“If the Son sets you free, you are truly free.” ~ John 8:36

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At the beginning of 2020, Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church began planning a spiritual and cultural journey to Scotland with WorldStrides Educational Travel & Experiences that specializes in religious tours and faith-based travel.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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We’ve been discussing the true motivation of God toward mankind. We have looked at John 3:16, which says, “For God so loved the world.” He loved the world. That is why Jesus came, to put on display the love of God. In our quest to understand the motivation of God we need to determine who God…

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Trinity United Church of Christ held its Easter worship service at the Gettysburg Rec Park Lions Pavilion. Sunday services will also be held there on April 18, May 9, and May 23 at 9 a.m. All are welcome. Weekly services can also be viewed live on Facebook and are recorded for viewing on the…

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A friend moved to North Carolina last summer bequeathing me a Christmas cactus that had not bloomed in years. When I brought it home, I threw it under a bush and ignored it until cold weather set in. Once I brought it inside, I plopped it down in a dark corner, often forgetting to water it. …

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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For thousands of years spiritual leaders have recommended something called “the prayer of the heart.” The prayer of the heart repeats a phrase or a sentence over and over until the words move from one’s conscious mind to one’s subconscious. Once transferred to our unconscious mind, the words…

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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“He has sent me to tell those who mourn that time time of God’s favor has come; He will give you beauty for ashes; joy instead of mourning; praise instead of heaviness.” ~ Isaiah 61:3

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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We’ve been discussing the true motivation of God toward mankind. We have looked at John 3:16, which says, “For God so loved the world.” He loved the world. That is why Jesus came, to put on display the love of God. In our quest to understand the motivation of God we need to determine who God…

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Yesterday I listened to some TED talks on gratitude. By the time the program was finished I was filled to overflowing. There was so much hope in those talks, so many possibilities for healing the vast chasms dividing us. While gratitude will not heal our wounds by itself, it could let in som…

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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The longer the pandemic drags on the more anxious people are becoming. While anxiety is not an unreasonable response, it is counter productive, for anxiety can cause insomnia and fatigue related mistakes and poor choices.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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We’ve been discussing the true motivation of God toward mankind. We have looked at John 3:16, which says, “For God so loved the world.”

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.