Posts with the tag “newsletter”
Parenting for the Long Run - or Swim?!!
by Laurie Brenner on March 1st, 2020
By Stacy KutzYouth and Young Adult Minister For many years my son Joshua swam on a club swim team. His best event was the 100 yard (or meter) backstroke. This was a sprint. He would jump in the water, hands on the starting block, mentally preparing for the race ahead. When the starting gun went off, he poured every ounce of energy into racing the four laps ahead of him, and within seconds, the rac...
Family Sized Community
by Laurie Brenner on December 1st, 2019
I wonder how many people were in your family gathering for Thanksgiving this year? Ours had 18 – which is on the small side for my family growing up! My definition of a ‘family sized community’ can stretch all the way up to 30 people and I’m still feeling very much at home, known and loved. Others in my current family grew up with much smaller family gatherings – closer to 5 or 6. A group of more ...
Suffer the Children...
by Laurie Brenner on October 1st, 2019
I wonder if you saw an article in the Atlantic from this past July with the provocative headline: “The Future of the City is Childless.” Author Dereck Thompson cites both census data and anecdotal evidence to demonstrate that, while cities are economically booming, they are trading away their children in the process:
by Laurie Brenner on September 1st, 2019
I wonder what you are up to on Wednesday evenings this September?Before we talk about Wednesdays, though, let me start with a heartfelt, “Thank You” for the gift of time away for rest and study this summer. In preparing sermon studies for the year ahead I spent time learning from pastors both here in the US and abroad who have shepherded their congregations into seasons of evangelistic growth – es...
Parenting for the Long Run - or Swim?!!Word – Humility – Worship… Remember?Morning Devotion for March 13Come to the QuietMonday, The Third Week of LentMorning Devotion for March 17Morning Devotion for March 18Sure ConfidenceMorning Devotion - March 19Compline at St Mark’sJoy, The Fourth Week of LentJoy & GratitudeJoy & DragonsJoy & ForgivenessJoy & ConnectionsJoy & MusicWatch and Pray, The fifth Week of LentDevotions for March 31
Video Devotional for April 1Walk & PrayDevotion for April 3Devotion for April 4Holy Week DevotionsVideo Devotion from Pastor LaurieFor such a time as this... Mask MakingFood Drive - White Center Food BankDevotion - April 20Devotion - April 21Masks, Part 2Devotion, April 22 - Knowledge and LoveDevotion - April 23Devotion - April 24Devotion - April 27Devotion - April 28Devotion - April 29Devotion - April 30
Devotion - May 1Devotion - May 2Devotion - May 4Devotion - May 5Devotion - May 6, Quarantine Eating...Devotion - May 7, ResurrectionDevotion - May 8Devotion - May 9Devotion - May 11Devotion - May 12Devotion - May 13Devotion - May 14Devotion - May 15Devotion - May 16Devotion - May 18Devotion - May 19Devotion - May 20Devotion - May 21Devotion - May 22Devotion - May 23Devotion - May 26Devotion - May 27Devotion - May 28Update on WSPC's Coronavirus ResponseDevotion - May 29Devotion - May 30
Devotion - June 1Devotion - June 2Devotion - June 3Devotion - Hope in the Midst, Part 1Devotion - Hope in the Midst, Part 2Devotion - June 6Devotion - Hope in the Midst, Part 3Devotion - Is It Really a “New Normal”?Devotion - The Fellowship of BelieversDevotion - June 12Devotion - June 13, Graduation WeekendDevotion - June 15Devotion - June 16Devotion - A Cry of Grief as a Matter of FaithDevotion - June 18Devotion - June 19Devotion - June 20Devotion - June 22Devotion - June 23Devotion - June 24Devotion - June 25Devotion - June 26Devotion - June 27Devotion - June 29Devotion - June 30