We Lift Each Other Up

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.  For if they fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help.    Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 The author of...

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Every Gift Matters Twice

For several years now at Providence, we’ve had an Anniversary Sunday custom of collecting a special offering as a kind of “birthday gift” to the church.  We’ll do it again on May 19, with all “birthday...

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Listening for a Change

O Master, let me not seek as much ... to be understood as to understand.From the “Prayer of St. Francis”   Just about everyone these days agrees that our collective ability to talk constructively and civilly with one another...

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Better Together

O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together. Psalm 34:3   A congregation that can worship together should worship together.  Since 1966, Providence has regularly held two Sunday worship services, a practice that began...

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With Christ at the Center

Providence is unique. You probably know that already.  It may be the reason why you chose to join in the first place.  You wanted to be part of a faith community that stresses the importance of relationships, welcomes questions, makes...

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Concord, Not Conflict

Last month, the Canipe boys—Watt, Peter, and I—hit the road.  Our primary objectives on this road trip were to see the pro football and baseball halls of fame in Canton, Ohio, and Cooperstown, New York, respectively.  But you know how a good road...

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