Greetings and Peace

Well hello and a big “howdy” from Nashville and our week of family vacation! I am gathered here with Annette, Fleet and Rachel and Emmy, Ann Preston, Mary Wynne and Eric and Camp to get some long overdue whole family time. First, I’ll share a couple of fun tidbits from Music City and then a brief but important piece of info you will need. So, stay with me! First,...
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Gathering to Celebrate the Empty Tomb

19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22 In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.  Ephesians 2:19-20 Kids and grown-ups alike ask this question...
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Liturgy: The Work of the People

After reading the comments in our recent INSIGHT survey, it was clear to me that we need to do a better job explaining why we do what we do on Sunday mornings! This Enews is my first attempt to bring clarity and understanding. LITURGY?? Some said it like it is a dirty word! By dictionary definition, virtually every church has a “liturgy.” Webster’s Dictionary defines liturgy as “a rite...
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Our First COTHS Breakfast

Dear Church Family, It is three days after Easter so I must ask, “Are you tired of sugar in all of its wonderful forms: chocolate, Peeps, jelly beans?” May I ask you to consider continuing your celebration of our Savior’s resurrection, but this coming Saturday substitute a new set of wholesome food groups? Come out Saturday morning, April 22 at 8:30 AM for a Bruce Lowe/Jimmy V. breakfast of...
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Holy Week

I LOVE HOLY WEEK; IT DEEPLY MOVES MY HEART, MIND AND SPIRIT. Some of you may not know the term, but you likely know the substance of it. Holy Week is the week before Easter. Holy Week includes Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and in many churches, The Great Easter Vigil on Saturday night. Holy Week is a journey where we fully engage . . . where we...
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INSIGHT: We Want Your Input

“Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God?” Those are always great movie and TV show moments when the witness in a court case goes before the judge and swears to tell the truth. Telling the whole truth can be hard, but quite liberating as well. Who really tells the whole truth anyway: kids, people in their final...
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