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April 20, 2018 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

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April 13, 2018 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

From the Pastor I saw a post on the internet this week. It said, “An accountant is someone who knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing.” That is probably unfair, because with April 15 coming this Sunday, accountants are very valuable. My sister, Ka… Read More

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April 6, 2018 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

From the Pastor Frederick Buechner compels us to stand up and pay attention with these words: "It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. IF God… Read More

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March 29, 2018 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

"Stay Until the End”  With the Miami Heat trailing 94-89 in a potentially decisive Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals, many Heat fans at American Airlines Arena decided they'd head out early. You know, beat the traffic, -- no need to stick around to watch the last 30 seconds of a tough l… Read More

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March 23, 2018 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

“Faith In Between” Holy Week is bracketed by shouting crowds. On the front end of Holy Week is Palm Sunday when we remember the day Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem. Luke tells us that the crowd that welcomed him that day “praised God in loud voices for all the miracles th… Read More

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March 16, 2018 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

From The Pastor There is a man who paints portraits on Plexiglas mirrors. He uses mirrors so that when people look at the painted image they will see that their own reflection has become part of the portrait.   As we continue in this season of Lent, we remember some of Jesus' last w… Read More

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March 9, 2018 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

From the Pastor  As I write this, the snow is falling (and accumulating) outside. Can I just tell you that it is NOT snowing in North Carolina! Weather reports vary, saying we should expect 5-9 inches of snow. The children are out of school and church activities have been cancel… Read More

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March 2, 2018 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

I’m sending this from Houston, Texas as our church and First Presbyterian Church, Strasburg are working together on Hurricane Harvey relief and restoration for some of the people here. It has been a wonderful week of service, fellowship, mission and outreach. You should be very proud of our ch… Read More

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February 23, 2018 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

With the news of Billy Graham’s death this week at the age of 99, much of the focus has been on his long life as an evangelist.  The impact he has had on millions of people across the globe as a messenger of the good news of Jesus Christ is something that we may never see again.  It … Read More

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February 16, 2018 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

From The Pastor Sometimes we are confused by the season of Lent.  And we will say things like, "That’s a Catholic thing isn’t it?" The answer is, Lent is not a Catholic thing.  It’s a Christian thing, even though not all Christians make an annual practice of observing Le… Read More

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February 9, 2018 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

From the Pastor A trapeze artist was being interviewed when the reporter asked about the importance of the net underneath him. The trapeze artist said, “Obviously, it keeps me safe, but let me tell you what it really does for me.  It makes me a better performer.” The reporter ask… Read More

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February 2, 2018 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

  From the Pastor My guess is that the players on the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots in Sunday’s Super Bowl understand all too well what it’s like to endure suffering and hardship in pursuit of a great dream. The NFL season is a grind, a battle of attr… Read More

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January 26, 2018 | by: Rev. John Hartman | 0 comments

When Tampa Bay Buccaneer quarterback, Jameis Winston first came into the league, he met with Roger Goodell, the Commissioner of the National Football League.  Winston had already had a great collegiate career, but with some notable troubles of his own making off the field. When Winston walked i… Read More

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