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The Other Pandemic

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At the beginning of 2020, we as Americans were feeling the collective angst of this being a Presidential election year. These 4 year cycles often threaten neighborly love and family ties like no other, and all indicators were that this might be a Cat 5 political storm. Yard signs were coming out, and battle lines […]

MCC: Covid-19 Update – 5/2/20

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Coronavirus MCC UpdateMay 2nd, 2020 Midtown Family,If you had told me 2 months ago that numerous people would give me toilet paper for my birthday, that I’d be suffering from zoom fatigue, preached to an empty sanctuary every Saturday, my hair would be this long or that I hadn’t been inside a coffee shop for […]

MCC: Covid-19 Update – 3/17/20

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March 17th, 2020 Midtown Church Family, Covid-19 has completely upended our world and is forcing us to rethink the way we do life on basically every level.  Every day brings new directives from government agencies on how we are to live.  I know for many of you it creates anxiety, fear, depression, loneliness and a […]

Covid-19

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Midtown Community Church Family, At this point, I think everyone is aware of the impact that Covid-19 is having upon our society.  The combination of this being largely unchartered territory for Americans (unlike Asian countries who have experienced this before), the inevitable politicization that comes in an election year, and the prevalence of social media […]

“Seek the Lord” 2019

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The Bible is a collection of stories of very different people who have found God.  But one of the common refrains imbedded in these stories is that the people who find God are also the people who seek Him. God actually invites His people, “Seek the LORD your God and you will find him”.  Jesus echoes this same […]

Where is God When It Hurts? Part 2

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Can we begin this post by asking “Where are we when it hurts?”  Now you may be asking, “I thought this blog post was about where God is when it hurts?”  It is, but if you want to know how other people really answer this question, all you have to do is look at where […]

Where Is God When It Hurts?

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Where is God when it hurts?  When my marriage isn’t what I expected?  When my dream job isn’t so dreamy? When parenting fills me with more anxiety than joy?  When yet another date turns into another dud? When the church doesn’t live up to what I had envisioned?  Where is God when the life I […]

Preparing for Worship 11.12.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday November 12 Scripture Passage 1 Peter 4:7-11 Reflection This week’s song of response, Here is Love, is a modern version of the hymn that was viewed as the theme song for a revival that swept through Wales during 1904-05. During this period, hundreds of thousands of people came […]

Preparing for Worship 10.29.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, October 29 Scripture Passage 1 Peter 3:8-22 Reflection Both our passage and our first song of worship this week point to suffering and how to live in light of God’s resurrection power. Contemplate the passage and the words to All The Poor and Powerless in light of Isaiah […]

Preparing for Worship 10.22.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday October 22 Scripture Passage 1 Peter 3:1-7 Reflection As we approach the coming Sabbath, consider these two passages which focus on God’s will. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!  –Psalm 143:10 For I have […]