The Next Vital Step

Since the early weeks of March, we have been slowly regathering at Providence—first for worship together, then for indoor group meetings, Vacation Bible School, a church conference, and other opportunities for people to get reacquainted...

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My List of Joyful Things

The author of Ecclesiastes is famously jaded. He’s been there, done that, lived to tell about it, and is awfully hard to impress. Life is brief, he writes—and when it’s over, nobody knows f or sure what happens next. And so, as...

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A Reconciling Community

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation. Everything old has passed away—see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.  2...

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Getting to the Other Side

Then I replied to them, “The God of heaven is the one who will give us success, and we His servants are going to start building.” Nehemiah 2:20 Do you remember where you were on March 8, 2020? I do. I was with 427 other members and friends of...

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A Light in the Darkness

“When the time came to completion, God sent His Son …”  Galatians 4:4 According to the way Christians in the church mark time, the season of Advent began on November 29.  In a very real and profound sense, though, it feels like we have been...

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Keep Doing What’s Right

So let us not grow weary of doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9  Will you join me in making a financial covenant to keep doing what’s right in 2021? The last two years I lived in Hertford...

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Wisely Waiting

Do not forsake wisdom and she will protect you. Love her, and she will watch over you. Proverbs 4:6 When will we start worshiping together again in the Sanctuary? March 8 was the last Sunday we gathered as a large congregation for worship in our...

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