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Michael’s Missive July 26

First Pres Community –   Rest.  As I write this, the church facility is perfectly quiet.  It is restful.  I know it is the calm before the storm of Fall and everything that will be happening here.  It is a time to pray, to study, to plan ahead, and to visit people.  Later today the […]

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Michael’s Missive July 19

First Pres Community –   “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world.  Red, brown, yellow, black, and white; they are precious in His sight.  Jesus loves the little children of the world.”   Love them like Jesus.  Keep them all in your prayers.  And come learn about another part of the […]

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Michael’s Missive July 12

First Pres Community –   Happy Palindrome Week!   A palindrome is a sequence that reads the same backwards as forwards…like “dad” or “mom”.  Some famous ones are:  “Able was I ere I saw Elba“, “A man, a plan, a canal – Panama!”, “Madam, I’m Adam”.  A palindrome can also be numerical.  Today is 7.12.17…or 71217.  It […]

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Michael’s Missive July 6

First Pres Community –   Happy the day after the day after July 4th!!!   Notice this isn’t coming to you the day after the 4th.  Most Americans seem tired and cranky on the 5th.  It seemed the fireworks were louder and more numerous this year.  And the began on Saturday…and again on Sunday…and of […]

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Michael’s Missive June 20

First Pres Community –   A missive on Tuesday…what is going on?  I is going on vacation.   Actually, we are going to a family gathering.  My oldest sister was married 50 years ago (I was in the wedding…and yes, an embarrassing photo exists.)  With siblings that you are close to, no embarrassing stories are […]

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Michael’s Missive June 14

First Pres Community –   Tonight.  Sunday.  Next week.  Today.   TONIGHT (Wednesday) – The first of our Summer Mission Nights will be with Pastor Amgad Megally and several parishioners from our Presbyterian Arab Fellowship here in Kansas City.  This will be a great opportunity to learn about their ministries, experiences, and concerns. In our […]

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Michael’s Missive June 7

First Pres Community –   Dreams.  I know I have them but I don’t remember them…unless I take Nyquill…then they are really odd.   Do you have dreams for our church?  Not Nyquill dreams, but dreams of the types of ministries and things that should be going on here.  At the very first Pentecost, Peter […]

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Michael’s Missive May 31

First Pres Community –   PENTECOST IS THIS SUNDAY!!!  10am COMBINED WORSHIP!!!   Pentecost is the day, 50 days after Passover, when the followers of Jesus gathered in the Upper Room as Jesus told them to do after his Resurrection.  This is when God’s promised Holy Spirit came upon them all…Peter preached and their numbers grew from […]

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Michael’s Missive May 24

First Pres Community –   “Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good… Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”  Romans 12:9,21   The bombing in Manchester was evil.  The young man who murdered 8 blacks while they were in Bible study in South Carolina was […]