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April 30 - Thoughts from Rev. Katherine

Thoughts from Pastor Katherine Thursday, April 30, 2020 My first time ever working in a pastoral capacity I was an intern for a summer at a church in Arkansas. I dipped my toe in every aspect of the church and found myself walking the last days with a beloved member of that congregation. I visited her in her home, in hospice, and then spoke at her funeral. All three ti...

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April 29 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

Thoughts from Pastor Fred "When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, your consolations delight my soul." Psalm 94:19 NAS I don't know about you, but I've been experiencing some anxiety lately which is a little unusual because basically I'm a pretty laid back kind of guy. For some, there is the very real anxiety of not being able to work and earn a paycheck. For ot...

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April 28 - Thoughts from Rev. Katherine

Thoughts from Pastor Katherine April 28th I am about 20 years behind, but I did something last weekend that I had never been able to do, and that is ride a bike. I know, I know, what was I doing in my childhood that I never rode a bike? How did you get anywhere? Did you ever try? I get these questions all the time. I did not grow up in a neighborhood and I was far enou...

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April 27 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

Thoughts from Pastor Fred "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth should change," -Psalm 46:12a Change is in the air. For the most part, this is good. I think most of us were upset when we were forced to make changes in our daily way of life. Many were forced to stay at home, others could no longer...

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April 26th Sunday Bullentin

SUNDAY WORSHIP April 26, 2020 10:00 AM Join us on Facebook Live this Sunday https://www.facebook.com/fccmckinney.org/live/ If you do not have Facebook, it will be recorded and available on the church website: http://fccmckinney.org/ Prelude....Andy Rose, OrganistWelcome Announcements....Rev. Katherine Wright*Call to Worship.... Rev. Wright Leader: As our risen Lor...

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April 24 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

Thoughts from Pastor Fred "When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord. When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come ear him..then Moses would put the veil back over his face." ~Exodus 34:29...

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April 23 - Thoughts from Rev. Katherine

Thoughts from Pastor Katherine Thursday, April 23, 2020 I am going to get a little honest, here. I hope that's ok with you. Today, I am a little beat down by the controversy and disagreements. It is hard to be amongst division that people lose the respect for one another. Today, I am beat down by the constant rescheduling of precious celebrations and events that are d...

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April 22 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

Thoughts from Pastor Fred "How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number living things both large and small There the ships go to and fro, and the leviathan which you formed to frolic there." ~Psalm 104:24-26 (NIV) You'll be receiving thi...

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April 21 - Thoughts from Rev. Katherine

Thoughts from Pastor Katherine Tuesday, April 21, 2020 I cannot tell you my thrill upon seeing Jonah as a scheduled reading for today. Jonah is one of my all-time favorite books of the Old Testament. One time, I spent a whole summer preaching from the book of Jonah. There is so much more to the short 4 chapters than a whale. In this passage for today, Jonah received a m...

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April 20 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

Thoughts from Pastor Fred "Depart, depart, go out from there! Touch no unclean thing! Come out from it and be pure, you who carry the vessels of the Lord. But you shall not leave in haste or go in flight; for the Lord will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard. Isaiah 52:1112 (NIV) Isaiah wrote his book in a time when his nation was at a cross...

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April 19 - Sunday Bullentin

SUNDAY WORSHIP April 19, 2020 10:00 AM Join us on Facebook Live this Sunday https://www.facebook.com/fccmckinney.org/live/ If you do not have Facebook, it will be recorded and available on the church website: http://fccmckinney.org/ Prelude....Andy Rose, OrganistWelcome Announcements....Rev. Katherine Wright*Call to Worship.... Rev. Wright Leader: Like Peter, we m...

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April 17 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

Thoughts from Pastor Fred "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted." ~Ecclesiastes 3:12 If you been receiving and reading these 'Thoughts' you'll know that one of the highlights of this past Easter for me has been the living cross that w...

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April 16 - Thoughts from Rev. Katherine

Thoughts from Pastor Katherine Thursday, April 16, 2020 I keep saying that I feel like when quarantine started it was cold and winter but now it feels like spring has come out of nowhere. I don't think that's actually the case. I spent my last week before quarantine with the youth on mission trip, complete with a beach trip where I got a sun burn on my feet. When we left...

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April 15 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

Thoughts from Pastor Fred "So he told her everything. 'No razor has ever been used on my head,' he said, 'because I have been a Nazirite set apart to God since birth. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man.'" Judges 16:17 NIV I'm still thinking about this past Easter Sunday. For sure it will always stand ou...

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April 14 - Thoughts from Rev. Katerine

Thoughts from Pastor Katherine April 14, 2020 I'm writing to you on my birthday (Monday). Being a spring birthday, my birthday has always fallen around Easter. Sometimes it would fall on Good Friday, as a kid I would love that because I would get the day off school. I was baptized on Palm Sunday which was also my birthday. I was even born the Monday of Holy Week. Somet...

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April 13 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

Thoughts from Pastor Fred "He is not here; for he has risen, as he said" Matthew 28:6a "Why do you seek the living among the dead?" Luke 24:5b Well, it was a memorable Easter Sunday. Usually you expect one of the best attended Sunday worship services out of the entire year. So it is unusual to look out and see nine or ten people in the sanctuary. However, although the ...

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April 10 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

Thoughts from Pastor Fred "When the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Where, O death, is your victory? Where,, O death, is your sting?" 1 Cor. 15:54-55 I always wondered as a child why the day that Jesus was crucified was referred to as "Good Friday". It makes sen...

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MAUNDY THURSDAY BULLETIN

MAUNDY THURSDAY April 9, 2020 12:00 PM Join us on Facebook Live this Thursday https://www.facebook.com/fccmckinney.org/live/ If you do not have Facebook, it will be recorded and available on the church website: http://fccmckinney.org/ Welcome and Instructions Call to Worship and Invocation The Son gathers with his followers, celebrating the ancient sacrifice of bloo...

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April 8 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

THOUGHTS FROM PASTOR FRED So the next day they rose early and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings;and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. -Exodus 32:6 It's Tuesday morning as I write this and it's going to be a GREAT day! I got up early, washed the car, did my chores for Teresa and this afternoon I'm going to go play golf. A...

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April 2 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

THOUGHTS FROM PASTOR FRED "The fool says in his heart, 'There is no God.' They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good." Psalm 14:1 As most of you know by now, I write these little articles the day before you receive them. So for you, yesterday was April Fools Day, for me today is April Fools Day, and for me, April Fools is a very significan...

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April 3 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

THOUGHTS FROM PASTOR FRED "Nathanael said to him, 'Can anything good come out of Nazareth?' Philip said to him, 'Come and see.'" John 1:46 When I was in high school there was a very strong rivalry between my high school, Thomas Jefferson, and another high school, Thomas Edison. Much like Nathanael, the thinking between schools was "Can anything good come out of..(Th...

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April 6 - Thoughts From Pastor Fred

THOUGHTS FROM PASTOR FRED "And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, 'Why are you untying thecolt?' And they said, 'The Lord has need of it.' And they brought the coltto Jesus, and throwing their garments on the colt they set Jesus upon it.And as he rode along, they set Jesus upon it. And as he rodethey spread their garments on the road." ~Luke 19:33-36 ...

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April 7 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

THOUGHTS FROM PASTOR FRED "May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." Galatians 6:14 We're into the second day of Holy Week and getting closer not only to the glorious celebration of Jesus' resurrection, but also to the dark significance of his crucifixion on Good Friday. But,...

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April 1 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

THOUGHTS FROM PASTOR FRED "If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you meet together it may not result in judgment." 1 Corinthians 11:34 (NIV) The Christians in Corinth were really struggling. They were surrounded by idolatry and immorality. They were living in a very unhealthy environment kind of like living in Cowtown! It even affected their wor...

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March 31 - Thoughts from Pastor Fred

THOUGHTS FROM PASTOR FRED "Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality." Romans 12:11-13 There is some good that can come out of this. Yesterday (Monday) after lunch, I made a quick run to McKinney from Fort Worth. I...

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