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Pastor's Pen - September 19, 2018

September 19, 2018
"They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat; for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes."   &nb...

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Pastor's Pen - September 12, 2018

September 12, 2018
Pastor’s Pen  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”       Jeremiah 29:11  Ten years ago over a glass o...

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Pastor's Pen - September 6, 2018

September 06, 2018
September 6, 2018  The Pastor’s Pen              “Jesus was about thirty years old when he began his work…Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for f...

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Pastor's Pen - August 29, 2018

August 29, 2018
Philippians 4:12-14 I know what it is to have little, and I know what it is to have plenty. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being well-fed and of going hungry, of having plenty and of being in need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. In...

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Pastor's Pen - August 22, 2018

August 22, 2018
The Pastor’s Pen                        “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”          &nb...

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Pastor's Pen - August 15, 2018

August 15, 2018
August 15, 2018 Pastor’s Pen            “When I consider the heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established, what is humankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?&rdq...

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Pastor's Pen - August 8, 2018

August 08, 2018
The Pastor’s Pen                 “The Kingdom of God is like: a mustard seed, yeast, a pearl, a chlld…”            &nb...

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Pastor's Pen - August 1, 2018

August 01, 2018
August 1, 2018 Pastor’s Pen   Romans 12:9-13 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be ...

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Pastor's Pen - July 25, 2018

July 25, 2018
The Pastor’s Pen  “O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth!”   Psalm 96:1  One of my favorite readings at memorial services turns out to be a modern day parable written by Alice Walker. She may not have intended it so...

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Pastor's Pen - July 18, 2018

July 18, 2018
July 18, 2018  The Pastor’s Pen  “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”  Psalm 73:26  At first the death of a loved one may seem a cruel intrusion on such a ripe and gorgeous summ...

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Pastor's Pen - July 10, 2018

July 10, 2018
July 10, 2018 Pastor’s Pen                             “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sa...

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Pastor's Pen - July 5, 2018

July 05, 2018
Psalm 90:13-17 Turn, O Lord! How long? Have compassion on your servants! Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Make us glad as many days as you have afflicted us, and as many years as we have seen evil. Let your work...

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Pastor's Pen - June 27, 2018

June 27, 2018
Matthew 18:1-5 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingd...

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Pastor's Pen - June 20, 2018

June 20, 2018
The Pastor’s Pen “Jesus told them many things in parables, saying: ‘a farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up…Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produc...

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Pastor's Pen - June 6, 2018

June 06, 2018
1 John 3: 18-22 Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. ...

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Pastor's Pen - May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018
May 30, 2018 Pastor’s Pen “Do unto others as you would have them do to you. Love one another and know that I will be with you.” Matthew 7:12 The season of testing begins. Visitors from away backed up traffic on Route 1 over the weekend in the annual mad dash ...

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Pastor's Pen - May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018
May 23, 2018 Pastor’s Pen  “And (Jesus) took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”  Luke 22:19 NIV  We experience deep emotion before we le...

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Pastor's Pen - May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018
Pastor’s Pen  “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you...

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Testimony - Nelson Walter

May 11, 2018
Please take a moment to read this inspirational message by Nelson Walter, a member of the First Parish Church Open and Affirming Task Force.   Testimony by Nelson Walter April 29, 2018 I’m Nelson Walter and I’m part of the committee evaluating whether it&rsqu...

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Pastor's Pen - May 9, 2018

May 09, 2018
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”                              &n...

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Sharing Good News

December 29, 2017
Join us weekly for Vital Conversations on Race, a cooperative venture between York-Ogunquit Methodist Church, St. George's Episcopal Church and First Parish Church. We continue this Lenten series at the York Public Library from 10-11:30 each Saturday though March 25. Participant...

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If You're Reading This Messageā€¦

December 29, 2017
All the best thrillers include a phrase like "If you're reading this message, it means…" It's either a plea from a character expecting their own death, or a good-bye from someone who successfully made their getaway, or a bad-guy who's about to monologue their whole plan be...

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