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Pastor’s Desk

Windows of Salvation – Noah’s Ark

While last week’s windows may not have been immediately recognizable (the altars of Cain and Abel), today’s definitely is: it’s Noah’s Ark!  The story of Noah, the ark, and all the animals (except the unicorns and dinosaurs) is one of the most memorable stories that most of us have from childhood.  I remember going to my grandmother’s […]

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Windows of Salvation –

“Snakes.  Why did it have to be snakes?” said Indiana Jones, looking down into the chamber in which was held the Ark of the Covenant in the Raiders of the Lost Ark.  I hear you, Dr. Jones., I hear you.  Alongside spiders and dentists, snakes have always been a source of fear and trembling for people throughout history.  Well, we […]

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Eucharistic Prayer I (The Big Kahuna)

All right, here she is – the Big Kahuna, Eucharistic Prayer I. <Editorial comment commencing> The other Eucharistic Prayers are beautiful and stuffed with important truths of our faith, but next to this one, they seem like child’s play.  This prayer is the oldest, it’s the longest, and it’s jam-packed with stuff…which also means that generally, […]

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