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  • Pastor Teylea's Letter

    Rev. John B Telyea, Emanuel Lutheran Church|Updated Dec 30, 2020

    “I (Jesus) have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33 For me, this month has been anything but peaceful. I have changed jobs, moved away five hours away from my family, and moved to Ritizville. While I would love to say I did it flawlessly, sadly, that is not true. At times I allowed the pressures of this world, the self-imposed pressure to be perfect, to cloud m...

  • Nativity Scenes

    Rev. Michelle Mitchell, Trinity Methodist Church|Updated Dec 30, 2020

    I grew up in Texas. I loved the outdoors and the sun kept me tanned all year. I attended a Christian school during my elementary school years. As soon as possible after Thanksgiving, we would begin practicing for our yearly Christmas program, which always featured a live nativity scene. Every year I hoped that I would be chosen to play the role of Mary, but each year the role went to one of the girls with a light complexion, blue eyes, and long blonde hair. With my tanned...

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