St. Peter's United Church of Christ
Inman, Kansas

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March 2020 Newsletter

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�??Suddenly, they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him.�?� Luke 9:30, NRSV �??If I could have a beer with Jesus. Heaven knows I�??d sip it nice and slow�?�I�??d be sure to let him do the talkin�??. Careful when I got the chance to ask�?�Ask him how�??d you turn the other cheek. To save a sorry soul like me. Do you hear the prayers I send. What happens when life ends. And when you think you�??re comin back�?�What�??s on the other side? Is mom and daddy alright? And if it ain�?... Read Full Post »

February 2020 Newsletter

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From the Pastor�??s desk: �??He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God�?� Micah 6:8, NRSV This passage from the prophet Micah is one of my favorites. It is one of the two or three passages from the Bible that if I were to be stranded on a desert island, I would want to have access to. As we begin, our entry into the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday on February 26 t... Read Full Post »

January 2020 Newsletter

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From the Pastor�??s Desk "Don't speak unless you can improve upon the silence."�??Old Quaker saying Did you too see it, drifting, all night, on the black river? Did you see it in the morning, rising into the silvery air �?? An armful of white blossoms, A perfect commotion of silk and linen as it leaned into the bondage of its wings; a snowbank, a bank of lilies, Biting the air with its black beak? Did you hear it, fluting and whistling A shrill dark music �?? like the rain pelt... Read Full Post »

December 2019 Newsletter

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�??But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died.�?� 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 �??Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.�?� Matthew 5:4 �??The Lord is near to the broken-hearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.�?� Psalm 34:18 �??Jesus... Read Full Post »

November 2019 Newsletter

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�??In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary�??s greeting, the child leapt in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, �??Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, th... Read Full Post »

October 2019 Newsletter

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Can you believe it October is here. The year is 75% over and it�??s time to start the rush to 2020. Before you know it, Thanksgiving will be here, followed rapidly by Christmas. However, I don�??t want to move things along to quickly so I will focus on October for this month�??s article. October is a month of change. We lose about 60 minutes of daylight between October 1 and 31, with later sunrises and earlier sunsets. The leaves begin and for the most part complete their color change du... Read Full Post »

September 2019 Newsletter

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�??So now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? Only to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments of the Lord your God and his decrees that I am commanding you today, for your own well-being. For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, who executes justice for the orphan ... Read Full Post »

August 2019 Newsletter

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�??Above all sing spiritually. Have an eye to God in every word you sing. Aim at pleasing him more than yourself, or any other creature. In order to do this attend strictly to the sense of what you sing, and see that your heart is not carried away with the sound, but offered to God continually; so shall your singing be such as the Lord will approve here, and reward you when he cometh in the clouds of heaven.�?��??John Wesley�??s Directions for Singing is found in the front of some Methodist... Read Full Post »

July 2019 Newsletter

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�??What do you think? Which of the three became a neighbor to the man attacked by robbers?�?� �??The one who treated him kindly,�?� the religion scholar responded. Jesus said, �??Go and do the same�?�. �??Luke 10:36-37, The Message �??For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, �??You shall love your neighbor as yourself.�??�?� �??Galatians 5:14 �??Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strang... Read Full Post »

June 2019 Newsletter

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�??For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.�?� Galatians 5:1 �??There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.�?� Galatians 3:28 Were you a slave when called? Do not be concerned about it. Even if you can gain your freedom, make use of your present condition now more than ever. ... Read Full Post »

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