All Shall Be Well

  • Posted on Apr 29, 2020

On Sunday afternoon, as Emmanuelite Mike Getty worked in his law office across the street, he noticed—out of the corner of his eye—something strange as he walked outside. He looked up and saw that a section of the stone church wall on Washington Street had fallen. Mike grew up in Cumberland—born and raised. Over his

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Easter Sunday

  • Posted on Apr 16, 2020

When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus.  John 20   In the name of the risen Christ.  AMEN.   The flowers are blooming.  The trees are budding. But the world does not seem the same anymore. We all wonder if

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Sermon Meditation for Sunday, Lent III

  • Posted on Mar 15, 2020

The Samaritan woman said to Jesus, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?” (Jews do not share things in common with Samaritans)  John 4:9 For the Samaritan woman, life changed that day at the well. It was like any other day for the Samaritan woman. Instead

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Second Sunday of Lent

  • Posted on Mar 9, 2020

The wind blows where it chooses, and you know the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.  So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.  John 3: 8   In the name of God, who often comes to us like a rushing wind. 

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Monday Meditation—First Week of Lent

  • Posted on Mar 2, 2020

Let not your hearts be troubled.  Believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you

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