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Pastor’s eLetters:

  • Sept. 19, 2014 Dear Church, This Sunday in worship our congregation is joining together to do of the most important things we do. Towards the end of the service we will respond to the Word by baptizing one of our congregation’s children. Her parents will present her for the sacrament, her family and baptismal sponsors will promise to guide her in her faith journey, and even our children will promise to always be a friend to her. But you will be asked to do something too. As a member of this church community, you will be asked this question: Jesus Christ calls us to make disciples of all nations and to offer them the gift of grace in baptism. Do you who witness and celebrate this sacrament promise your love, support, and care this child who is about to be baptized, as she lives and grows in Christ. If so, please say, ‘We do with God’s ...
  • FREE LECTURE THURSDAY NIGHT At Christ Church, Pine Street:  The We the People Lecture Series presents a free public conversation with Koch brothers’ biographer Daniel Schulman, Thursday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m., Christ Church, 43 Pine St, Exeter. Shulman is the author of Sons of Wichita.  
  • Sept 12 Dear Church,First, thank you to all of you who contributed to a successful Gathering Sunday. From staff who helped prepare, to musicians who shared their talents in worship, to the Deacons who served Communion, to the youth who helped to lead our Blessing of the Backpacks, we have so many to thank. Mostly, though, thank you to everyone who came. While we don’t measure a church simply by the numbers of people who attend, we had a what may well be a record Gathering Sunday turn-out. As we start a new program year, I believe that’s a great sign for the future. This Sunday, Church School begins for our children and middle school youth. It’s not too late to sign up for Church School, so come on Sunday and start your child on a new journey of faith. Starting next week there is a new spiritual formation opportunity for adults as well. This fall three short adult ...
  • Sept. 5 Dear Church, This Sunday is the big day! It’s Gathering Sunday, the day when we begin a new program year in the church and gear up for a fall that is packed with activities and offerings. Worship moves back to 10am this Sunday. We are also heading back upstairs into the sanctuary, and the choir will be back. Sign-up for church school will be available after worship, including for our new middle school program which will be using the Re:form curriculum. And information will be available about adult Christian education offerings as well. During worship two special things will be happening. First, we are having our first-ever Blessing of the Backpacks. We invite all students, pre-school to grad school, to bring a backpack and come forward for a special blessing as they start a new school year. Later in the service we will also be joining together in the sacrament of Holy Communion, ...
  • Aug 29 Dear Church, Some of our elementary, middle, and high school students went back to school this week, and others will return next week. Our college-aged members are heading back to campuses now. And those of you who are teachers and administrators are gearing up for a new year. We value the education of our children, youth, and young adults. That’s why we invest in it so much both as individuals and as a larger society. We know that education is our children’s best hope for a bright future, and that the strength of a community is often directly tied to their success in educating their young people. It’s no different in the church. Like I said in my sermon on Sunday, many of our best educational institutions were founded by churches. The quest for knowledge, and the emphasis on learning, goes back to the very beginning of our faith and to Jesus Christ ...
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