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March 19, 2019

COLUMBIA — St. Andrew's Episcopal Church held a candlelight Celtic Worship service Sunday to celebrate the life and Christian ministry of St. Patrick. There was music, poetry, readings and even a Celtic harp.

Bob Waters played the harp and led the musical portion of the service that was…

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March 09, 2019

“… see that you also excel in the grace of giving.” — 2 Corinthians 2:7b (The Bible, New International Version)

She made a beeline for me that Sunday morning. I do not always know what to think or feel when a church member marches straight toward me, the minster. Often…

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March 02, 2019

“May the Lord answer you when you are in distress: may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. … Lord give victory to the king! Answer us when we call!” —  Psalm 20:1 & 9 (The Bible, New International Version)

How do you psych yourself up for a challenge? What do…

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February 23, 2019

“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart, be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” — Psalm 19:14 (The Bible, New International Version)

When my grandchildren speak, I listen deeply. They remind me of what matters in life. When the…

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February 16, 2019

“Submit yourselves, then, to God.” — James 4:7a (The Bible, New International Version)

Do you want to live in peace? Do you want peace with your friends and with those at work? Do you want peace with your family? Do you want peace with yourself and peace with God? You can…

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February 09, 2019

“… Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things: I will put you in charge of many things, Come and share your master’s happiness!” Matthew 25:21b (The Bible, New International Version)

What is the purpose of wealth? It is an odd…

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February 02, 2019

“Salvation comes from the Lord.” Jonah 2:9

We can be so stubborn. Well not you, but you know someone who can be quite stubborn, don’t you?

Being stubborn can be a good thing — after all, determination has many benefits. Being stubborn can be obnoxious — when…

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January 26, 2019

“I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. — Psalm 18:1-2 (The Bible, New International Version)

When was the last time you thanked God for just…

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January 19, 2019

“Hear me, Lord, my plea is just; listen to my cry. Hear my prayer.” — Psalm 17:1 (The Bible, New International Version)

Have you ever been in need of prayer, really in need? Has life ever become so overwhelming that you had nowhere to turn? Nowhere to hide? Have you ever just…

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January 12, 2019

“You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” — Psalm 16:11 (The Bible, New International Version)

Who does not want to know the path of life? Who would not want to be at peace in the…

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