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Lent and Listening

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar friends,
As we work our way through February, I’m grateful that it is a month of love, and of course, chocolate! It’s also the month that Lent begins. And…for the record you do NOT have to give up chocolate for Lent. I’m not sure why that even became a “thing.” The two go together, love and Lent.…

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“Give Me 5” for Lent

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar friends,
Lent, from the Anglo-Saxon word for spring, is my favorite season of the church year. It is a time of preparation for baptism in the early church, and a time to draw closer to Christ through prayer, fasting, worship and service to others. For this Lenten time, will you join with me in these practices, as…

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Loneliness, Lent and Love

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar friends,
This weekend, there promises to be some activity at Glen Mar – come visit the youth bake sale in the Glen Mar parking lot from noon to 2 p.m. Proceeds will support the HoCo food bank and World Vision, feeding hungry people locally and around the world. We’ll also be collecting non-perishable food for the food…

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Here I am, Send Me

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar friends,
I’ve spent more time on Zoom than usual this week, because this week we had virtual examinations of candidates for ordained ministry in our conference of the United Methodist Church. We ask them about their call, and about theology, and polity and ethics. They talk about God’s grace and tell the story of a God who…

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Repair and Restore

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar friends,
Last week we talked about how to overcome fear, in favor of faith and love. This week, we’ll address what God gives us to overcome the fatigue of a long COVID season, and the fatigue of brokenness. Are you “tired of being tired?” Is there a balm in Gilead? Yes. Come worship with us online this…

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