Posts by Angie Smith

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Pastor’s Friday Comments (11.24.17)

by Angie Smith
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Each week in The Beginning we have a period of intercession for our church family and friends. Last Sunday, to guide us in this time of prayer, I included an adaptation of the Litany of Intercessory Prayer from the American version of The Book of Common Prayer. Here are the first two paragraphs from that […]

Pastor’s Friday Comments (11.17.17)

by Angie Smith
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Once a beleaguered Roman bureaucrat asked a cynical question, “What is truth?” (John 18:38). Pilate wasn’t asking because he wanted to know the answer. He was making a rhetorical statement, a retort to Jesus’ assertion, “Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice” (v. 37). Pilate had lost faith (if he ever had […]

Job Opportunity at Norcross Cooperative Ministry

by Angie Smith
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Job Opportunity Community and Donor Relations Director at Norcross Cooperative Ministry Reports to Executive Director and Executive Committee Position can be either part or full time Compensation is dependent on skill level and experience Job Summary: Norcross Cooperative Ministry is an intentionally Christian organization seeking a Community and Donor Relations Director who develops strategies to increase funding […]

Pastor’s Friday Comments (11/10/17)

by Angie Smith
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When a lawyer asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” he was probably looking for a legalistic answer that would relieve him of responsibility for any but those who were in closest proximity to him and who were essentially like him. Instead, Jesus told the story of a kindly member of a despised minority who took […]

Blog from Kristy Engel

by Angie Smith
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Answering Common Questions This month, I wanted to answer a few questions that I get asked on a regular basis and which seem important given the climate of our times. My hope is that by sharing my answers to these questions, you will be able to do more than just muddle through and actually come […]

From the Pastor….

by Angie Smith
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Do you realize you receive at least nineteen contacts from your church each month (assuming you have email)? Early every Tuesday you find a weekly email in your inbox. It lets you know of upcoming events, often several weeks in advance so you can mark your calendar. It helps to make you aware of mission […]

From the Children’s Ministry…

by Angie Smith
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One of the new curriculums we are using on Wednesday nights is “Bible Art”. So far, we have worked with clay, craft sticks, paint, and crayons. The projects are more exploration and less direction. We take a story from the Bible and use it as a springboard for creativity. It is so much fun to […]

From the Music Ministry…

by Angie Smith
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Counting Our Blessings One of my favorite hymns related to Thanksgiving is Count Your Blessings. Johnson Oatman of New Jersey wrote the text of this hymn in 1897 and Edwin O. Excell wrote the tune, “Blessings”. Johnson Oatman grew up in a musical family, enjoyed singing, and was granted a license to preach at the […]

From the Student Ministry….

by Angie Smith
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How are your reflexes? The Parkway Student Ministry is currently going through the “I Am” statements of Jesus, and we have come to an interesting conclusion: We cannot reflect Jesus if we do not know Jesus. In many situations of our lives we want to do the “Christian” thing, but sometimes we do not. Why? […]

Men’s Group Is Reading C. S. Lewis’s “Mere Christianity”

by Angie Smith
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        From 1941 through 1944, the venerable theologian and novelist C. S. Lewis delivered a series of BBC radio broadcasts that were collected into one of the most important apologetical works for the Christian faith. Over seventy years later, the questions Lewis addressed and the foundation he laid based on universal moral […]