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January 17, 2020 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

From the Pastor In that wonderful movie, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” Jack Nicholson stars as Randall P. McMurphy, the ringleader of a bunch of trouble-makers in an insane asylum. In one scene, he springs them out, and they all go down to the pier and are abou… Read More

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January 10, 2020 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

From the Pastor In an old Peanuts cartoons, Lucy observes, “Charlie Brown, life is like a deck chair.” “Like a what?” “Haven’t you ever been on a cruise ship, Charlie Brown? Passengers open up these canvas deck chairs so they can sit in the sun. So… Read More

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January 3, 2020 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

From the Pastor                As we end 2019, one question we find ourselves asking others is, “How was your year?” Now some of us might reply: “It was a tough year.” “I lost my … Read More

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December 24, 2019 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

From the Pastor Today, is Christmas Eve. I sure hope you will join us tonight for one of our three services at 5:00 pm, 7:30 pm or 11:00 pm. The reality is that people are going to come into the buildings tonight to “play with fire.” In our hugest numbers of the year, we … Read More

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December 20, 2019 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

From the Pastor There is a magic of music. How else do you explain the spell that music casts over us? In Ephesians, the Apostle Paul mentions music in the same breath that he talks about wine, – “intoxicating” music, - “intoxicating” wine. For exam… Read More

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December 6, 2019 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

From the Pastor There are certain mysteries in life that make us stop and wonder, “Why?” Why is it that you can tell someone there are four hundred billion stars in the sky and they will believe you, but if the same person sees a “Wet Paint” sign on a park bench, and … Read More

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November 22, 2019 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

From the Pastor Ever notice the pattern in the way we recite the Apostles’ Creed" We start out like a house afire: “I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and in Jesus Christ his only son our Lord.” And we continue: “I belie… Read More

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November 15, 2019 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

From the Pastor In his book, “What’s So Amazing About Grace,” author Philip Yancey tells of a weekend in which he was invited to participate in an encounter group led by the noted author and psychiatrist M. Scott Peck. The group was made up of 10 Jew… Read More

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August 30, 2019 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

From the Pastor In his book, “The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath,” author and Pastor Mark Buchanan begins with the obvious question: “How does one define Sabbath?” Answers usually gravitate toward our calendar. … Read More

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July 12, 2019 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

From the Pastor There was a little girl at a carnival who was carrying a huge swirl of cotton candy. Someone asked her, “Do you really think you can eat all of that?” With little pink smudges on her nose, cheeks and lips, she answered, “Oh yes, I’m much bigger on… Read More

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June 7, 2019 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

From the Pastor In one of C.S. Lewis’ classic Narnia Tales, the fate of the kingdom of Narnia rests on the tiny shoulders of an English school girl named Jill. The wicked queen of the underworld has captured Prince Rillian, the rightful heir to the throne, and put him under the… Read More

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April 26, 2019 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

From the Pastor John Ortberg tells of a woman who looked out her window and saw her German shepherd shaking the life out of a neighbor's rabbit. Her family did not get along well with these neighbors, so she knew this was going to be a disaster. She grabbed a broom and pummeled the dog un… Read More

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January 18, 2019 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

From The Pastor: The Christian writer, Donald Miller tells the story of a friend who volunteered at a church only a mile from his house. It was a large mega-church, with a very successful television ministry. The friend said his job was to usher people to their seats, which he enjoyed d… Read More

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