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A Call to Remembrance

“Hello, this is the Stricklin residence.” I will never forget where I was when the phone rang. It was a typical Saturday in October. Dad had gone to pick-up take-out from our favorite Chinese restaurant, and mom was cleaning the house while I sat in the coveted pink...

Let’s Shake On It!

Let’s Shake On It!

It seems awkward to think about what Sunday morning hospitality at Christ Church will be like after we finally get through all this Covid-19 stuff.  So much of my Sunday morning ministry is displayed by a heart felt “good morning” (usually 2-3 feet away from the...

Mom Time – Hope During Quarantine

She doesn’t have words for this But does she need them When the whole world trembles with the same fear Grieves the same loss of the illusion of control Grabs at the same threads of hope Watches the same sun move across the same sky Waiting for the resurrection...

What is Holy Week?

What is Holy Week?

By Michael Bowman If man had his way, the plan of redemption would be an endless and bloody conflict. In reality, salvation was bought not by Jesus’ fist, but by His nail-pierced hands; not by muscle but by love; not by vengeance but by forgiveness; not by force but...

Lent: Life from Ashes

Lent: Life from Ashes

By Michael Bowman Our creation story in Genesis tells us that God made man (Hebrew word, adam) out of the dust of the ground (Hebrew word, adamah). God makes woman the same way. And God has a great plan for their lives. The man and woman, as they walk with God in the...

A Word from Pastor Paul on the Methodist Protocol

A Word from Pastor Paul on the Methodist Protocol

A Word from Pastor Paul on the Methodist Protocol By Paul Lawler   Grace to you, Christ Church family. Last Friday, many of you read the news of leaders in The United Methodist Church entering into an agreement for a protocol of an amicable separation of the...

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