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Evening Prayer – February 25

BINDING SOUL AND SOURCE Prayers for the Church Street Family February 25, 2021 Rev. Dr. Jan Buxton Wade O Changeless One, it seems strange that you are also the Author of Change, but as evening glides in on its dark expansive wings, we ponder what particular changes you may be asking us to consider this […]

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Young Goodman Brown

Daily Lent Devotions from Church Street UMC Thursday, February 25 By Dr. Allison R. Ensor, April 7, 1977 Young Goodman Brown Read: Romans 12:21       “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” One of my favorite nineteenth-century short stories is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown.” Set in or near Salem, Massachusetts […]

Evening Prayer – February 24

BINDING SOUL AND SOURCE Prayers for the Church Street Family February 24, 2021 Rev. Dr. Jan Buxton Wade We can just make out the remnants of this pristine day through the last of the mottled clouds on the skyline. We thank you that you do not keep winter’s beauty to yourself, but share it so […]

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The Privilege of Prayer

Daily Lent Devotions from Church Street UMC Wednesday, February 24 By Mrs. June Ferguson, March 4, 1977 The Privilege of Prayer Read: Matthew 7:7-8       “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh […]

Evening Prayer – February 23

BINDING SOUL AND SOURCE Prayers for the Church Street Family February 23, 2021 Rev. Dr. Jan Buxton Wade O Perfecting One, at twilight time, we remember how you came to us in surprising ways in the daylight hours.  You didn’t give us what we wanted; instead, you gave what we needed. We aimed for success, […]

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Better Than Christmas

Daily Lent Devotions from Church Street UMC Tuesday, February 23 By Jim Lees, March 19, 2017 Everyday Temptations Read: Psalm 46:10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;     I will be exalted among the nations,     I will be exalted in the earth.” Lent is a moment in our calendar each year, set aside […]

Evening Prayer – February 22

BINDING SOUL AND SOURCE Prayers for the Church Street Family February 22, 2021 Rev. Dr. Jan Buxton Wade O One Who Tends our Souls, your magnificence beams upon us each day, but in spite of your gifts of wonder, we confess that we often set our minds, not on divine things, but on human things.  […]

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Everyday Temptations

Daily Lent Devotions from Church Street UMC Monday, February 22 By Mrs. Mildred Weeks, March 15, 1978  Everyday Temptations Read: Matthew 16:1       “The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.” When I think of Lent, I think of Jesus’ forty days in […]

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Forty Days and Forty Nights

Daily Lent Devotions from Church Street UMC Sunday, February 21, Evening By Judy Vest, March 17, 2019 Forty Days and Forty Nights Read Matthew 4:2 “After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.” Researching words to use when writing this devotion to honor our Lord during Lent, I revisited some facts I have certainly […]

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Ducks, Dish Soap and Discipleship

Daily Lent Devotions from Church Street UMC Sunday, February 21, Morning By Rev. Palmer Cantler Ducks, Dish Soap and Discipleship Read Ezekiel 36:25-27a (The Message) “I’ll pour pure water over you and scrub you clean. I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone heart from your body […]