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May 18, 2018

Another School Shooting…

Dear Friends: There has been yet another school shooting. So far, 9 people have died and several more are in area hospitals in surgery. Several of you have reached out to me about this event, and, yes, Santa Fe, Texas is about 20 miles from my childhood home in Galveston. This shooting has left me deeply […]

April 29, 2018

The Day The Gospel Broke The Law

Who’s in… and who’s out?”  “Who is like us, and who isn’t?” “Who is worth it, and…” …Well, you get the picture. Some say the oldest human impulse is to determine who belongs to us and who does not. Indeed, many religions work hard to make the question of belonging (or not) the central issue of the faith. Is […]

April 26, 2018

Join us tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. for the concert by the Youth Choir of First Presbyterian

Every year, the Youth Choir of First Pres., Allentown, travels somewhere in the Eastern U.S. on a Goodwill Tour. Tomorrow night (April 27), they will be singing in our Sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. (note time change from 7 p.m.)  Dr. Jack Haberer, the pastor of First Presbyterian, asked specifically if their choir could come and sing at […]

April 22, 2018

“No – all hope isn’t lost.”

Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies, once said “The only exercise I get lately is running off at the mouth & jumping to conclusions.”  Her regimen is shared by a lot of people! People are only too ready to take a quick glance at something and then let fly with a (usually condemnatory) judgement. It […]

April 20, 2018

How does Princess Leia fit into this Sunday’s sermon?

Have you ever heard a sermon where Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies, is quoted? You will if you join us at 9:30 for Sunday’s Worship Service April 22.)  This Sunday, we will look at John 10:11-18, Acts 4:5-12 and 1 John 3:16-24 to understand what it means to affirm that “Many May […]

April 15, 2018

What is the point of all this church stuff? 

Worship, we know, is our reasonable and dutiful response to God’s sovereign majesty and providential grace to us, but what is the rest of it for?  The Bible reading, the praying, the serving others, the looking at your life and attitudes over and over again?  This week, we looked at 1 John 3:1-7 and Luke 24:36b-48 as we […]

April 8, 2018

What is the most Important Belief in Christianity?

What is the most important belief in Christianity?    What does the scripture itself say?  We probably have a list of six or seven nominees, but the Apostle John had one thing that showed genuine faith in God above all other things – unity. This Sunday we will read Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 2:7-11, Psalm 133 as a […]

April 1, 2018

Happy Easter

Rejoice he is risen!   http://newhanoverpres.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/April-1.mp3  

March 23, 2018

Our Palm Sunday Parade and Worship Service starts at 9:30 a.m. 

We hope you will join us at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday (3/25/18) for our Palm Sunday Parade and Worship Service. Our parade will start in the Carson building and have two stops in the main building for singing, scripture reading and a World Premiere of a One Act Children’s Play by our New Hanover Youth Players. This has […]

March 18, 2018

Would you have helped the woman?

The Gospel of John records the story of the ‘Woman Caught in Adultery.’ Imagine the scene: the woman is thrown down in the dirt before Jesus, with angry priests shouting accusations at her. Now imagine that you are among the disciples, watching this unfold. How would you respond? Would you have attempted to rescue her?  As you […]

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