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The Spirit of Our Easter Faith

April 6, 2018

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope you are having a great week. Let me begin this week’s note by sharing my gratitude for your generosity toward our “GiveUp2Give” Lenten Offering. Many of you gave up something during the forty days of Lent as a spiritual discipline in order to make more room for Christ in your life. You also set aside a financial gift as an offering for Easter Sunday. I am pleased to report that, as of this morning, you have given over $330,000 toward this offering which will benefit the 16 agencies with

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Celebrate the Risen Christ!

March 30, 2018

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope you are having a meaningful Holy Week. We made a good beginning last Sunday with our Palm Sunday celebration. As usual, the music was grand as we welcomed Scott Atchison back from hip replacement surgery. Of course, our procession was led by our favorite donkey “Jerusalem;” our children’s choirs warmed our hearts with their singing; and the Flower Guild’s arrangements of palms throughout the sanctuary were beautiful. As we reflected upon Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, we observed that when you are in the service of Christ, there are no menial tasks. Let

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Hosanna in the Highest!

March 23, 2018

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you well. As I write these words, we are merely hours away from Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week. This is one of our favorite Sundays of the year here at Peachtree Road. The children entering the sanctuary waving their palm branches, the beautiful music offered by the choirs, and, yes, having our favorite donkey “Jerusalem” leading the procession at the 11:15 am service make the day extra special. I love the passage we will read at the beginning of worship:

Then those who went ahead and those who

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Living a Life of Compassion

March 16, 2018

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you well. Some of our families are still out on spring break, but I am looking forward to seeing many of you this Sunday as we continue our Lenten emphasis on “Compassion.” This week we will spend time thinking about what it means to live under a “new covenant” with God. I encourage you to prepare for the message by reading Jeremiah 31:27-34. The last verse contains a very interesting phrase:

“…for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.”

Jeremiah writes that God will not remember

At the Heart of Compassion

March 9, 2018

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you well. I am looking forward to being back with you this Sunday for worship. Last week, Wendie and I, along with about 25 others from Peachtree Road, participated in a Civil Rights Heritage Tour to Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma, Alabama, and the tour culminated in a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on the 53rd anniversary of what has become known as “Bloody Sunday.” It was a good experience, and I will share with you something I learned about the relationship between compassion and forgiveness on Sunday.

And, speaking of

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Our Path of Compassion

February 16, 2018

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you well. Earlier this week we began the forty-day season of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Our theme for this season is “Compassion” and we are using Ron Greer’s new book entitled The Path of Compassion: Living with Heart, Soul, and Mind as our congregational resource. After reading the book, Bishop Will Willimon wrote this endorsement:

“Ron teaches us how to be more compassionate in a time when that Christian virtue is in short supply among us.”

The events in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday were a sobering reminder that we live