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Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humble…

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

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

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If I hear one more person call for more thoughts and prayers in response to gun violence, I think I’ll scream. Thoughts and prayers are worse than meaningless, especially when they are intended to substitute for corrective action. Nor is God going to step in and save us from ourselves.

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

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Rev. Stuart Johns of Idaville United Brethren in Christ Church will speak at the Upper Adams Prayer Breakfast on Monday, June 6, at the Apple Bin on state Route 234.

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

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It is our purpose to “discern the times.” What is the proper discernment for the hour we are living in? As Christians, how should we profile ourselves in relation to events that are transpiring around us?

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

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

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These past few days, each time I sit down to write, pray, or meditate, all I experience is emptiness. So I fiddle with this and mess with that, hoping something will emerge from my waiting

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The public is invited to a series of lectures on: “Keeping Your Heart for God in an Angry World,” according to a release from the Gettysburg Church of Christ.

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A new concern emerges since he died. I could easily become absorbed in my grief. I began attending 12 step meetings years ago when our teens became caught up in drugs. Early on, I realized this program was not about changing them, but changing me. Their drug use was not my problem to fix.

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

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Twenty months after the retirement of long-time minister of music and associate organist, Timothy and Barbara Braband, the congregation, family and friends finally were able to gather at St. James Lutheran Church to pay tribute and say thank you.

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“Lord, you know everything there is to know about me. You perceive every movement of my heart and soul, and you understand my every thought before it even enters my mind. You are so intimately aware of me, Lord.” ~ Psalm 139:1-2

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It is our purpose to “discern the times.” What is the proper discernment for the hour we are living in? As Christians, how should we profile ourselves in relation to events that are transpiring around us?

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

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

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These past few days, each time I sit down to write, pray, or meditate, all I experience is emptiness. So I fiddle with this and mess with that, hoping something will emerge from my waiting

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The public is invited to a series of lectures on: “Keeping Your Heart for God in an Angry World,” according to a release from the Gettysburg Church of Christ.

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A new concern emerges since he died. I could easily become absorbed in my grief. I began attending 12 step meetings years ago when our teens became caught up in drugs. Early on, I realized this program was not about changing them, but changing me. Their drug use was not my problem to fix.

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

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Twenty months after the retirement of long-time minister of music and associate organist, Timothy and Barbara Braband, the congregation, family and friends finally were able to gather at St. James Lutheran Church to pay tribute and say thank you.

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“Lord, you know everything there is to know about me. You perceive every movement of my heart and soul, and you understand my every thought before it even enters my mind. You are so intimately aware of me, Lord.” ~ Psalm 139:1-2

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

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Timothy Braband talks with members of the St. James Lutheran Church in Gettysburg on Sunday following a Celebration of Ministry that was held in his honor after he retired as the minister of music last year. He and his wife, Barbara, served in the music ministry at the church for 45 years an…

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

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It is our purpose to “discern the times.” What is the proper discernment for the hour we are living in? As Christians, how should we profile ourselves in relation to events that are transpiring around us?

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”The believers worshiped together regularly at the Temple, met in small groups in homes for Communion, and shared their meals with great joy and thankfulness, praising God.” ~ Acts 2:46

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

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Rev. Ben Siebert of Trinity Lutheran Church in Arendtsville will address the Upper Adams Prayer Breakfast May 2, at the Apple Bin Restaurant.

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Sometimes this blogging business can be like a pain in the you know. Like everything that matters, blogging involves commitment, following a routine, forcing myself to stop long enough to concentrate. For me, blogging and praying are inseparable. I’ve always found prayer to be a challenge si…

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

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We talked about regrets recently at our 12step meeting. Regrets, we agreed, are helpful when they help us become more aware and willing to learn the lessons life has to teach us, but when regrets keep us stuck in the past, they are of little value. It’s much better to look reality square in …

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

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

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“The believers worshiped together regularly at the Temple, met in small groups in homes for Communion, and shared their meals with great joy and thankfulness, praising God.” ~ Acts 2:46

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Laura Meals, left, chair of the staff relations board at First Baptist Church, presents a plaque to Carl Harris and his wife Jennifer during a reception held in their honor on Sunday. Harris was recognized for his 20 years as pastor at the First Baptist Church in Gettysburg. Harris observed …

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Everyone is familiar with the story about Chicken Little running around crying out about the sky falling. As the story goes, Chicken Little is walking along, and an acorn falls on his head and he deducts that the sky is falling. So, he scurries about to tell others about it. Along the way, h…

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

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Watching the news, I was reminded of an observation someone recently made on NPR. “When we don’t transform our pain,” he said, “ we transmit it to others.” What a perfect description of the trauma our nation is currently experiencing because our ex-president is unable to accept having lost t…

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

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I’m a fairly faithful reader of the “Dear Annie” column that runs in this paper. I often read it just for the laughs, I confess, as I am constantly amazed by the way we mortals tend to be our own worst enemies. Most days at least one letter reminds me of one definition of insanity that reson…

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

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

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The grace of God is considered by many to be a mystery. To others, it is like mercy. To others it is God’s ability. There is some mystery to every aspect of God and His gifts to us. His mercy is obviously connected to grace. Nothing He gives us is deserved or earned. And without His ability …

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As part of its annual Orr Forum series, Wilson College welcomes Amy-Jill Levine, Ph.D., to give a lecture titled, “Jesus’ Parables as Jewish Stories,” March 24, 10:30-11.45 a.m., at the John Stewart Memorial Library on campus, according to a college release.

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

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Over Christmas, I read Sally Vickers delightful book, Miss Garnet’s Angel. At one point in the story, Vickers has the priest say to Miss Garnet, “You do not like my suggestion that your friend liked you because, forgive me, you are intoxicated at present by the prospect of the worst.”

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

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Our son and his wife were here for a Christmas visit. Our daughter-in-law is a fabulous cook, and she brought several delicious meals, making food prep much easier given my husband’s medical situation. The rest of the time we did what I’m most comfortable doing when company comes; we grazed …

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For more than 40 years, The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace, Gettysburg’s Episcopal parish, has sponsored a Pancake Day event on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, according to a release from the church.

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

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

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Mark Ostby, pastor of the York Springs Open Arms Christian Fellowship, will lead the Upper Adams Prayer Breakfast (UAPB) on Monday, Feb. 7, at the Apple Bin Bakery and Grille, west of Biglerville, at 7:30 a.m. Call 717-528-8242 for seating in accordance with COVID mitigation.

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Grace. What comes to mind when you hear this word? The grace of God has been defined many ways. It has been used interchangeably with mercy. It has been called the unmerited favor of God. But, with a careful study of the words grace and mercy you will discover they are not the same.

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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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The Religious Society of Friends (commonly called Quakers) came to Adams County in the 1740s. In 1748, a preparative Meeting was established at Friends Grove, east of Biglerville, in what was then part of Menallen Township.