May Newsletter

This week our nation said good-bye to one of our most famous astronauts, Michael Collins. Michael was the pilot of
the command module during the first visit to the moon in 1969 while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the
moon for the first time in history. There have been many tributes to Michael’s life over the last few days where news media outlets have been replaying interviews that he has done over the years. In one such interview with Neil Cavuto, Michael talked about his passion for exploration and seeking new challenges in life. He wished that he would have had more time to be around and even talked about his personal passion to go to Mars, obviously an accomplishment which never occurred. He noted the amazing feeling of exploring new areas and seeing new sights for the first time. As I listened to Michael and Neil banter about space exploration, it reminded me of our recently completed study of the book of Revelation, specifically chapter 21 about the new heaven and new earth. Read these words carefully and slowly and think what it will be like to explore this brand-new creation of God’s:

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March Newsletter

Last month I talked to you about the importance of discipleship and I want to continue on with that theme this month.
The word disciple simply means “learner” or “follower.” To be a disciple of Jesus is to learn His words, His ways, His
methods, and His mission. It means to devote a person’s life to becoming like the teacher and in this case the teacher,
master, and rabbi is Jesus. To be His disciple means to want to become like Him.

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January Newsletter

In the sermon on December 27, 2020, I talked about the importance of evaluating our spiritual lives as the New Year
approaches and to make steps to improve our walk with the Lord every day by developing spiritual habits in 2021. If
you were not able to be in worship on that day, or if you have not yet had time to watch it, please take about 40
minutes to watch the message on our YouTube channel. The sermon begins at 18:00 and this link will take you there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opg1hliV8EY&t=16s If you’ve not yet watched any of the services on-line and
are having trouble finding our YouTube page and channel, please call the church office at 717-428-3559 and we will
help you set it up so you can watch it as your schedule permits.

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December Newsletter

I often get asked for recommendations for the best Bible translation when people are looking to buy a Bible for themselves or for a loved since. Since the Christmas season is upon us, and some of you will be purchasing Bibles to give as gifts, I want to share my recommendations with you.

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November Newsletter

On October 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln made a proclamation to our nation to set aside a day as a national day of giving thanks. At that time, our nation was embroiled in the bitter conflict of the Civil War.

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