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

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September 2020 Newsletter

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“When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, ‘Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy to the Lord’), and they offered a sacrifice according to what is stated in the law of the Lord, ‘a pair of turtle-doves or two young pigeons.’” Luke 2:22-24

 

“and there was a leper who came to...

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August 2020 Newsletter

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“Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.”—Ephesians 4:29

 

“Is it true? Is it good? Is it necessary?”—Attributed to Socrates, Buddha, and others

 

“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.

—Epictetus, Greek philosopher

 

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July 2020 Newsletter

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“In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.”—Matthew 7:12

 

Then the king will say to those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me ...

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June 2020 Newsletter

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I was hoping that by the time I was to write my article for the June church newsletter that we would have a good idea of when we might gather for in-person worship. I am sorry to say that as of this writing the church council and myself have not decided when we will be back together in the church sanctuary. We will be continuing to worship on-line at least until June 7 at which time it is hoped the council will have a plan in place to end the suspension of in-person worsh...

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May 2020 Newsletter

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As I write this article, we will have been out of the sanctuary for worship six Sunday’s and it appears that we will be out for a few more (at least until the end of May). These are indeed difficult times. Many of us are feeling like Bill Murray in Ground Hog Day. Same thing, day after day.

 

We miss each other. Worship in front of your computer doesn’t feel the same. No hugs. We are stuck at home. All these things are true, however, just beca...

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April 2020 Newsletter

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“But Mary stood outside the tomb weeping. As she wept, she knelt to look into the tomb and saw two angels sitting there, dressed in white, one at the head, the other at the foot of where Jesus’ body had been laid. They said to her, “Woman, why do you weep?” “They took my Master,” she said, “and I don’t know where they put him.” After she said this, she turned away and saw Jesus standing there. But she didn’t reco...

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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 »

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