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Small Group Top 10

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,
In the spirit of this weekend’s worship, where we will celebrate what it means to grow as a disciple of Jesus, I offer you Pastor Mandy’s top 10 reasons to join a small group/Bible study: 10. Because God’s Word is contained in scripture and one important way that God teaches and speaks to us. 9. Sometimes…

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Bringing Good News

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,
“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news,” the Apostle Paul quotes the prophet Isaiah after asking, “How can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?” (Romans 10:14-15). This weekend is both Father’s Day and Juneteenth (a brand new federal holiday). I never learned…

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Transformation in Transitions

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,
As the parent of a graduating senior, I’m contemplating those points of transition in life. It occurs to me that our God is a God of transition. From chaos to order, from shade to light, from bondage to freedom, from wilderness to promised land, from exile to return. And in Christ, from water to wine, from…

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Some Glen Mar Saints

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,
It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the passing of our beloved member Peggy Fisher. Her family will have a service for family only at a local funeral home and a more public Celebration of Life later in the summer to which the church will be invited. Peggy was such a longtime,…

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Cicadas

Pastor's Ponderings

Dear Glen Mar,
I had my first experience with a massive cicada emergence 17 years ago, as a young mother with a two year old and a little baby, in that stretch of life where they days are long and exhausting and revolve around children’s naps and library storytimes. I was a full time stay at home mom, and…

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