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Pastor’s Ponderings

Paul Behrens Service

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar friends,
We had taken advantage of the fact that Laity Sunday coincided with RIT’s Parent’s Weekend to go see Lydia this weekend, are driving home today from there. I’m eager to get back to MD to be with you all. As one of your pastors, it feels wrong to be away from our church family when things happen. I’m gratified and humbled by the powerful worship and care you all showed for one another, and for Pastor Melaina’s leadership at a time when I wanted deeply to be there “in person” with you.
I wanted to let you all know that we will be having a visitation for Paul Behrens at Glen Mar on Friday evening, 10/22, from 6-8 pm and the service on Saturday 10/23 at 11, with visitation beforehand from 9:30-11 am. There will be no food afterwards so that people may remain masked and COVID safe.

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Remembering Saints

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Dear Friends,
As I was driving into Glen Mar this morning, I could hear, “Oh when the saints, go marching in, oh when the saints go marching in, oh how I want to be in that number, oh when the saints go marching in—go marching in” singing loudly in my head.  I remembered as a child really punching in that last line, “go marching in.”  At that point in my life, I did not really understand All Saints’ Day, but I knew my goal was to be a saint because I wanted to be “in that number.”  It is still my goal: to be a part of the great crowd of witnesses.  I think we all share that goal: to hear “well done my good and faithful servant.”

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Lessons from Ron

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Dear Glen Mar friends,
I wanted to share with you that our beloved Ron Stevens has passed away following a battle with cancer. His service celebrating his life will be on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 10 am at Haight Funeral Home on Rt. 32, with burial following at Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, Oct. 11 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

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Bible Study

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Dear Glen Mar friends,
I was so pleased to lead our first ELC chapel of the new school year, and it was my joy to share with them that God’s book has a name, The Bible and that in it they would learn all about God’s love for them. We learned about creation, from Genesis, and as we went through the days of creation, after each thing God had made, we acted it out.

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