Los Ranchos E-News

   December 2014
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IN THIS ISSUE:
  • The Cashmere Sweater by Tom Cramer
  • Waiting in the Dark by Forrest Claassen
  • Recovering Authenticity by Erin Dunigan
  • A Standing Ovation for Words of Peace
  • Annual Pastors Retreat Speaker
   
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        Merry Christmas from the Presbytery of Los Ranchos

REFLECTIONS

The Cashmere Sweater
by Tom Cramer

Among many other things, my dad was a discount merchant. That meant my family spent many evenings around the dinner table discussing the price of tomatoes and orange juice, D-batteries and tires. More
Waiting in the Dark
by Forrest Claassen

Last month in this space I mentioned that Scripture frequently describes God’s word as coming to people in the dark of night. Some of our best moments of revelation come when we acknowledge our... More
 

WHAT'S MAKING WAVES

Recovering Authenticity: A Conversation with Steve Marsh
by Erin Dunigan

It was, as Steve Marsh describes it, when he was at the ‘top of his game’ that everything began to fall apart – something for which he is, four years later, incredibly grateful. More
Imagine Peace: Swords Into Plowshares

A congregation gives a standing ovation after a message on hope in times of violence. Some sermons inform the mind. Others inspire the heart. Then there are those that define a church.  Watch
J. Russell Crabtree to Lead Our Annual Pastors Retreat
by Tim McCalmont

In his acclaimed book, Owl Sight, Crabtree explains how owls survive and thrive by seeing what other creatures do not see.  As churches pay attention to the quality of the experience that members find by being part of their worshiping community a whole new landscape opens that was previously invisible.  More   Register
 

BREAKING NEWS

UPCOMING EVENTS 2015


January 10         Los Ranchos Officer Training at Trabuco Presbyterian Church
January 24         Los Ranchos Officer Training at Yorba Linda Presbyterian Church
February 5         Annual Family Mission Summit 2015
February 11-13  Annual Pastors Retreat
February 14       Council Teams and COM Workshop with Russell Crabtree


PRAYER REQUEST

Penny Hill, Executive Presbyter of Greater Atlanta, has been diagnosed with lung cancer

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