Give Thanks to God
    I want to begin this week’s note with a reminder that the memorial service for our Senior Minister Emeritus Don Harp is tomorrow, May 15, at 11:00 am in the sanctuary. The [...]
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    Worship, Grow, Serve & Share
      Over the course of the last 14 months, we have done our best to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and guard one another’s health. Now, with so many of our folks [...]
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      Growing in Faith
        I want to begin this week’s note by letting you know that last week we were pleased to welcome this year’s Confirmation Class. It happened during a special service at [...]
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        Faith, Hope, and Love
          Our hearts are heavy this week as we grieve the death of Don Harp, our Senior Minister Emeritus. Don was appointed to Peachtree Road in 1988, fell in love with [...]
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          What We Do Here Makes a Difference
            I really am looking forward to Sunday as we continue our celebration of Easter. This week we will be considering a strange post-Easter story from Luke’s Gospel in which Jesus [...]
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            The Blessings We Enjoy
              If we have learned nothing else in the last year, we have learned this lesson: do not take a single day of life for granted. Last Sunday, I made that [...]
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              The Message of Hope That the Resurrection Brings
                As we come to the close of Holy Week, I still am reflecting upon last Sunday’s image of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Was it a parade or [...]
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                Our Lives Are Often a Mix
                  As I write these words, we are merely hours away from the beginning of Holy Week. This Sunday has two names (Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday) and two moods – [...]
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                  Experience God’s Love as Grace
                    Let me begin this week’s message by sharing some very good news with you. Our associate minister Elizabeth Byrd has been approved for ordination as an elder in full connection [...]
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                    A Light at the End of the Tunnel
                      Last Sunday’s worship service offered a welcomed return to a sense of normalcy form me in at least one way – I held a baby for the first time in [...]
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                      The Endurance Journey
                        On Sunday we will bring to a close our stewardship emphasis for the month of February. You may remember that one of our goals for 2021 is to finish the [...]
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                        Grow Stronger in God’s Love
                          Lent has begun, and I believe this will be a most meaningful season as we intentionally set out to remove the distractions of our lives and make time for spiritual [...]
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                          Join Us on This Faith Journey
                            We continue to bask in the mountaintop experience of Youth Sundaylast week here at Peachtree Road. A representative group of our youth consisting of seniors and members of the Doxology [...]
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                            Celebrate the Ministry of Our Youth
                              I understand that one of the emerging trends in early 2021 is a yearning for “hybrid normalcy.” What that means is we are becoming anxious for some aspects of our [...]
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                              Love God and Love Neighbor
                              I hope you are well, and I really mean that! We are seeing a surge in new COVID-19 cases like never before, and I hope you are staying safe and [...]
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                              It Will Be All of Us
                                Today we come to the close of an extraordinary week. On Monday, we commemorated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a national holiday and day of service. [...]
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                                God Has Prepared Us
                                  Today is the beginning of the holiday weekend marking the 92nd birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As we prepare to celebrate MLK Day here in the city of [...]
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                                  A Call to Prayer
                                    I hope you are safe, healthy, and well. Let me begin this week’s note by issuing a call to prayer. The sanctuary will be open today, Friday, January 8, between [...]
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                                    Begin with Prayer
                                      Happy New Year! I hope this note finds you well. The past year was as difficult as any I have encountered in my 40 years as a pastor in the [...]
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                                      Offer Christ’s Light
                                        I hope this note finds you well. We are less than a week from Christmas Eve and our celebration of the birth of Christ. Normally, Christmas Eve at Peachtree Road [...]
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