Browsing Archive: May, 2011

Monthly Lord's Supper

Posted by Doug Gebhard, Interim Pastor on Thursday, May 26, 2011,


Beginning on June 5th, we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of every month. This is a result of the Session formally approving one element of my Koinonia Proposal

Our Book of Order says that the Lord’s Supper should be observed as often as every Lord’s Day (following the practices of the apostles and the Church universal until the 16th Century) but in lieu of this the sacrament should be celebrated often enough that it is seen as central to the worship of the peopl...

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Newsletter Survey Results

Posted by Doug Gebhard, Interim Pastor on Friday, May 20, 2011,
The results of the online survey regarding the monthly newsletter are now available. The Session will review them and your administrative team will make changes based on the results.

Get a pdf of the results.
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Koinonia Proposal

Posted by Doug Gebhard, Interim pastor on Saturday, May 7, 2011,

The Koinonia Proposal
by Doug Gebhard, Interim Pastor (PDF version)

"They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship [koinonia], to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need.” (Acts 2.42-44)


The New Testament Greek word κ...

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History Sunday: June 5, 20

Posted by Doug Gebhard, Interim Pastor on Thursday, May 5, 2011,
The first formal step in the interim process (which leads to the eventual calling of a new pastor) is coming to terms with history. Congregations have an obvious "internal" history–date the congregation started, dates when pastors served, etc. They also have an "external" history–events in its life that coincided with world events, etc. 

Coming to terms with its history, a congregation recognizes the inter-connectedness of church, community and world events and how those events impacted th...
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Served as Interim Pastor March 20122 to July 2012.

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