Angel Tree Program Participation for 2018!

Last Sunday members and friends of Decatur Presbyterian “flocked” to the Angel Tree to select gifts they will bring to help make a brighter Christmas for children and senior adults in Decatur. There was much excitement as children and adults looked over the many gift wishes on...
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Help Us to See

When people draw lines to separate and divide others, Jesus often stands on the other side, inviting the divider to join Him. This phrase, borrowed from a DPC member, anchors this week’s blog from Faith in Real Life. We do not get to decide who is worthy of audience with...
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The Lure of Power

Mark 10: 35-45 35 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36 And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” 37 And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right...
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God Has Claimed You–You Belong to God

“What must I DO to inherit eternal life?” the rich young ruler asks in this week’s passage from Mark’s gospel. It’s a very human question, so we innately understand what he’s asking and seldom question it. The issue with this line of thinking...
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DPC Summer Youth Trip Dates Set for 2019

Save the dates! Decatur Presbyterian’s Rev. Allysen Schaaf, Associate Pastor for Youth and Their Families has set dates for the 2019 Summer trips for middle and high school youth! High school youth will travel to Montreat for the annual Montreat Youth Conference and to the...
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United By Humility

The stories that begin the book of Genesis depict a human race trying to make sense of the world around them and the challenges they face. In each of these stories, the reason for calamity is the wrongdoing of one group or another. There is always a culpable party. However, if we...
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Add to the Flavors Around You

Jesus called the disciples to be like salt, which enhances the flavors of the foods around it. Too much or too little can be ruinous. This delicate balance can only be struck with careful intention. In our interpersonal relationships, being ‘salt’ takes the same...
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How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You?

Two themes dominate this week’s passage from Mark’s gospel. The first is the humanity of the disciples and Jesus’ grace in the face of that humanity. We have all experienced school-age squabbles over who will be first in line. In fact, we may be embarrassed to...
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Stay Open to God

Mark 8:27-38 27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29 He asked the...
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NOW Accepting Applications for 2019 Endowment Grants!

Decatur Presbyterian Church has opened the application period for members and committees seeking endowment grants for projects that help the church achieve its bicentennial goal and its mission in the community. The application period closes on November 30, 2018. Projects...
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