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June 20 Edevotional

In our summer Faces of Faith worship series we looked into the story of Jonah this past Sunday. Some of us wondered why this little book is even in the Bible. Such a strange story. God relentlessly pursues Jonah so that Jonah will give God’s message of repentance and forgiveness to the people who live […]

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June 13 Edevotional

HAPPENINGS MOM’S GROUP Beginning Monday June 18 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm This is a time for moms to be together without kids HISTORY BEYOND THE TEXTBOOK Tuesday, June 19th at 7:00 pm Learn about Juneteenth Northbrook Public Library – Pollak Room

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June 7 Edevotional

Recently, at the Memorial Service held at the Annual Conference session for our Northern Illinois Conference, we were asked to write a message that we remember hearing from one of our saints who has gone before us and is cheering us on in our faith. I remembered and wrote down the message from my friend […]

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May 30 Edevotional

“Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, still be my vision, O ruler of all.” (Be Thou My Vision, UMH #451) Whatever comes this day, whoever I meet today, whatever befall, still, I pray that you be my vision, that you be my heart, my ears, and my mouth, O God. I wait upon you, […]

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May 23 Edevotional

A big breath of the Holy Spirit, all together, and we are on our way into a new season of Pentecost God sends Jesus to show the depths of love; Jesus returns to God and sends the Holy Spirit to teach us everything about becoming the body of Christ in the world. We are “it” […]

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May 16 Edevotional

Pentecost is my favorite church holy day. It is the day of pure celebration. Grief is laid aside. Questions and doubts forgotten. Worries and anxieties about where we are going and what we are going to do are turned into a dance of surprise when we realize that the Holy Spirit is mightily at work […]

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May 9 Edevotional

“They don’t belong to this world, just as I don’t belong to this world. Make them holy in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.” John 17:16-18 The last part of the long chapter from the book of John that is […]

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May 2 Edevotional

“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” I’m thinking about love today. I read two things in social media early this morning. One is a daily article from the Center for Action and Contemplation where Fr. Richard Rohr is Director and Teacher. In today’s article author […]

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April 25 Edevotional

“Haunted by the presence of God.” I read this from one of my mentors this morning. God is the water that we swim in; the water that takes on our shape as we live out our God-calling in this world. This from our exploration of the film The Shape of Water last Sunday. The fourth […]

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April 17 Edevotional

This week, in the lectionary readings for the Easter season, we move from Jesus’ resurrection appearances as recorded by Luke, to John’s Gospel and the more mystical sayings of Jesus to the disciples before he is to die. John writes as if Jesus is almost desperate to help the followers understand their way to a […]

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