A New Year’s Blessing

By Rev. Robert Johnson In this New Year, may you DO the good you want to do REJECT the evils that you hate SHOW those that you love that you love them WORK on not hating those you can’t stand STOP giving in to that one thing you want to stop REALIZE the devil needs no advocate...
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Is the world falling apart?

by Rev. Robert Johnson It can feel that way sometimes. When violence enters the church, mosque, temple or synagogue it can feel like the foundations are shaking… that the apocalypse must be close if people no longer have enough common decency and respect to keep their issues out...
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A Christmas Blessing

By Rev. Robert Johnson Oh Lord, May weat this time of yearremember that the baby Jesus of the star, shepherds and mangerdid not remain sobut grew into the man of compassion, cross and empty tomb. Help us, Lordthat we not find our faithfrozen in Bethlehemso consumed by...
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What is a Chrismon Tree?

For those of you who were at our worship service on December 15th, and were paying attention to Robert’s message during the “Time with the Children”, you would know the answer to this question. Otherwise, you might be wondering, “What makes a tree a Chrismon tree rather...
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Bethlehem Prayer Simulcast Service

Saturday, December 21st from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. On the Saturday before Christmas, the congregations of Washington National Cathedral (WNC) in Washington, D.C. and The Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem, Palestine, come together in the...
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“Food for Thought” Sunday and Celtic Service

We hope you will join us on Sunday (January 4) at 9:30 a.m., as we offer our worship to God using the style, liturgy and prayers of the Celtic tradition. Robert Johnson, our Pastor, will offer his testimony as part of this service. We call the first Sunday of each month...
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Please Give to Presbyterian Church’s Hurricane Florence Recovery Efforts

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) urges your support for our neighbors affected by Hurricane Florence. You can send your contribution to PDA by these methods: Online:  https://pma.pcusa.org/donate/make-a-gift/gift-info/DR000169/?appeal=PDA&package=HF18-Ind#  Mail ...
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Thank you, Mr. Rogers

When I was a kid, I never really liked watching mister rogers neighborhood on PBS. It always seemed to slow for me. The hand puppets and all the long pauses seemed to me to be too cute by half. I never understood Fred Rogers until I became an adult, and listened to the adults who...
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