Pandemic Ponderings of the Transitional Presbytery Executive for the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley April 12, 2021 In the rise of violence against Asians in the past year including the mass shooting of eight in Atlanta of whom six were
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Pandemic Ponderings of the Transitional Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley March 29, 2021 Sue Westfall   Hosanna. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest! Mark 11:9 With
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Pandemic Ponderings of the Transitional Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of Shepherds and Lapsley, Sue Westfall March 15, 2021 Last week we passed the year mark of having our lives upended by a global pandemic or, as the New York
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Pandemic Ponderings of the Transitional Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley/Sue Westfall March 1, 2021 Dear friends, As more and more people are being vaccinated (thank you, God, for the work of scientists and public health officials!)
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Pandemic Ponderings of the Transitional Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley February 15, 2021 Dear friends, In my various clergy groups, the chatter for the last few months has been about how to observe Ash Wednesday. Here
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Pandemic Ponderings of Sue Westfall, Transitional Executive Presbyter for the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley. February 1, 2021 Dear friends, Welcome to Black History Month! This month is an invitation to fill in some of the gaps that most of
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Pandemic Ponderings of the Transitional Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley January 19, 2021 Sue Westfall   Dear Friends, I write this on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. It’s hard to put into words just how remarkable
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Pandemic Ponderings of the Transitional Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley Sue Westfall January 4, 2021   Dear Friends, Greetings in this new year! What a rich season of worship and reflection we have come through culminating
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Pandemic Ponderings of the Transitional Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley\ December 14, 2020 Dear friends, In congregations, pastors, musicians, and sessions are busy (as they have been throughout the Advent season) planning worship, finding work-arounds for
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Pandemic Ponderings of the Transitional Executive Presbyter for the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley November 30, 2020 Dear Friends, My father died in December many years ago. Since it was Advent, at his memorial service one of the songs we
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