Fisherman Newsletter

The Fisherman

June 2019

June is a month filled with celebration, graduations, weddings, and anniversaries. It is a wonderful time to thank God for the ways that you are blessed. Last night I dreamed that I was attending a play. Just as the play was about to start, I woke up. I was really disappointed not to know what…

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Honoring Our Work

May 2019

On May 1st some churches honor Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus. Spiritual writer Joyce Rupp in her devotional Inviting God In describes him as a “quiet, humble carpenter.” It was not so much what he did for a living but how and why he worked. Scholars believe he was at least 10 years older…

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Spring Cleaning Prayer

April 2019

Spring Cleaning Prayer Create in me a clean heart, O God, open and receptive, so that I may embrace the many ways you choose to visit my life. Create in me a clean heart, O God, wash away my resistance to working through difficult relationships and clear out the refuse of old battles. Create in…

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LENT IS A TIME TO CLEAR OUT THE CLUTTER

March 2019

Many church traditions observe Lent by a period of deprivation and contemplation which is thought to lead to a deeper relationship to God. Indeed, our spiritual mothers and fathers had traditions and regulations which were probably helpful to early Christians and there are ways we can benefit from setting aside time to consider the connection…

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THE FUTURE OF THE CHURCH

February 2019

Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, General Secretary Emeritus of the Reformed Church in America, has written a thoughtful book called Future Faith. In it, he explores ten ways our United States congregations are challenged to change at this watershed moment in Christian history. These challenges are invitations to look at American churches and to be inspired with hope…

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NEW YEAR’S REFLECTION

January 2019

The Rose Some say love, it is a river, that drowns a tender reed Some say love, it is a razor, that leaves your soul to bleed Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need I say love, it is a flower, and you it’s only seed. It’s the heart afraid of…

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