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Easter Morning with 20-something Sons

So many ideas for Lent!

"That's my pew!"

Choosing Your Family’s Future

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Easter Morning with 20-something Sons

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Our three sons were “drugged” to church…you know, dragged there sometimes and made to go. As 20 somethings now we don’t see them there very often for a variety of reasons (some good, some not so good) but they were all with us for Easter Sunday worship. The youngest mentioned that the church had new hymnals. What? He noticed that they were purple and no longer blue? And then he sat innocently between us as his brothers (who sat in the pew behind us with our daughter-in-law and impending daughter-in-law) did everything but tack a “kick me” sign to his...

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So many ideas for Lent!

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Bring all ages together on a day that works for your church to study the story of Jesus teaching Nicodemus. The menu suggestion offers...

 

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"That's my pew!"

Posted by Liz Perraud at

Rebecca Kirkpatrick, in her Bread Not Stones blog article, “Attachment Worshiping: sharing the pew with one another” says, “We tend to think of the most sacred places in our sanctuaries as behind the pulpit, table and font or even beneath the cross, but the pew is just as holy. The space between us in the pew is sacred as well.” She recounts stories and examples of that sacred pew space for people of all ages and wonders, “So if this space is so holy and so vital to our relationships with significant others, with our colleagues, with our friends, with...

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Choosing Your Family’s Future

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By Shirley Carlson, La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, California Want to put a different spin on New Year's resolutions this year? Instead of letting life just happen, be intentional. Decide what you want your family 's purpose to be. What is your family passionate about? What do you hope to accomplish as a family? What is God's plan for your family? Plan family meetings to discuss and to dream, to pray for guidance, and to begin to put together a family vision. Be sure to include all of your children, ages 3 and older. Some thoughts to help you determine God's plan for...

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