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Lent 2018

Dear Friends,     At the heart of the Christian faith is the death and resurrection of Christ.  On one side of this event and it's remembrance are the 40 days of Lent (not including Sundays), a time of preparation for the celebration of our Lord's passage from death to life.  On the other side are the 50 days of Easter, a time of proclaiming and rejoicing in our redemption.  Right in the middle of it all is Holy Week including Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil, days in which our attention is riveted on Christ's death and resurrection.  The entire 90 days is best seen as a whole viewed from two sides, from the cross and the empty tomb, each incomplete without the other.  Listed below is a schedule of Lenten observances in the weeks ahead: 
Ash Wednesday - February 14  - Come join us as we begin this season of renewal  seeking strength for our daily lives.
-  Noontime Devotion – A brief service of scripture, reflection, confession,…

FLY, EAGLES, FLY!

Dear Friends,

The Eagles should not have won the Super Bowl.  Not a chance.  At the beginning of the season, no one predicted it and no one expected it.  Last year's record was mediocre at best.  They had a rookie quarterback and a rookie head coach who, while incredibly talented, still had a lot to learn.  No, they should not have won the Super Bowl.  And yet here we are.  This hard working, selfless, faith filled team has done the seemingly impossible and brought Philadelphia their first Lombardi Trophy.  How?  There are any number of reasons but I would like to highlight a few here:
1. Each player matters.  The injuries of their top players certainly mounted up.  Sproles, Hicks, Peters. Maragos, Sturgis, and then Wentz.  Yikes!  Everyone had to up their game.  Everyone on the team had a critical role to play.  Even injured players (with Carson Wentz leading by example) had a role to play on the sidelines to make victory possible.  Including QB Nick Foles, this confident "n…