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Tuesday Notes

By General News, Tuesday Notes

Dear First Pres Family, Very few people don’t love summer. This season means relaxing, refreshing destinations, time outdoors, and so much more. Growing up it meant vacation from school and a sense of freedom. Even when adult life begins and moves along, that ingrained sense of freedom in the summer…

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Tuesday Notes

By General News, Tuesday Notes

Dear Church Family, On Sunday someone kindly thanked me for the sermon, but were honest in saying: “Can’t say that I enjoyed your sermon, but it was a message I needed to hear.” If you missed the sermon you can listen to it here. James has some convicting things to…

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Tuesday Notes

By General News, Tuesday Notes

Dear First Pres Family, Throughout our lives, we have different voices calling out to us. Those voices, both external and internal, are asking us to do, or to not do, something. Our response is our decision. Maybe it was your mother telling you to clean your room or take out…

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Tuesday Notes

By General News, Tuesday Notes

Church Family, On Wednesday evening and again on Sunday morning, we began a new series of sermons studying the New Testament book of James. I am excited about this series because I really believe that James can help us. James writes to a church that is under pressure, that is…

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Tuesday Notes

By General News, Tuesday Notes

Dear First Pres Family, On Sunday in worship I began by sharing about a big event in the life of my family. My eldest daughter Elizabeth was married May 19th to her fiancé, now husband, Marty. It was a rich and wonderful week culminating in a day to treasure. I even snuck in a few pictures…

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Tuesday Notes

By General News, Tuesday Notes

Church Family, You may have been lazing in a hammock by the lake or playing in the sun this past Sunday, but at First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn we were doing some heavy lifting as we began our new sermon series Waiting on the Lord: Faith and Doubt in…

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Tuesday Notes

By General News, Tuesday Notes

Church Family, Did you work today?  Whether you are a student, a retiree, a stay-at-home parent, or gainfully employed is irrelevant. The question is “Did you work today?” If your answer is “Yes, I worked,” then you also loved.  On Sunday morning we wrapped up our More Than Sunday: Living…

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Tuesday Notes

By General News, Tuesday Notes

Church Family, You have some very important homework to complete this week. I don’t usually assign homework for several reasons. At the top of the list is that I am not a teacher, you are not students, you are not being graded, and this is a church, not a school. …

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Tuesday Notes

By General News, Tuesday Notes

Church Family, Are you willing to accept the injustices of the world as simply a fact of life?  Do you look at poverty, oppression, and suffering as unwelcome, but obligatory parts of human existence?  God doesn’t. God was simply unwilling to assume the brokenness of the cosmos as something to…

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Tuesday Notes

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Dear First Pres Family, When approached by someone in need, I try to engage them. This is true whether it’s a person on the sidewalk, asking for help in a traffic exit lane, or knocking at the door of a ministry that I have worked at. I look them in…

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