It’s here! The 23rd Annual East Petersburg Day Community Days + Carnival

It’s here! The 23rd Annual East Petersburg Day Community Days + Carnival

This fun event starts on Thursday, September 14, as Nonweiler Amusements offers a wristband for unlimited carnival rides for just $15. In addition, we will have a live DJ with chances to Karaoke. Everything gets underway on Thursday night at 6:00p and will run to about 10:00p. The fun and rides continue on Friday night,…

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UNTOLD: Finishing a five week journey of unlocking famous biblical stories

UNTOLD: Finishing a five week journey of unlocking famous biblical stories

For the past five weeks at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, we have looked to unlock some untold sides of famous Biblical characters and situations, to find the compassionate heart of God that extends both grace and mercy to the broken individuals he chooses to use. We just came to an end with this series. In…

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Telling the story of UNTOLD, our five-week journey to unlock some untold sides of famous Biblical characters

Telling the story of UNTOLD, our five-week journey to unlock some untold sides of famous Biblical characters

We have just finished our third week, in a five-week journey at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, to unlock some untold sides of famous Biblical characters and situations to find the compassionate heart of God that extends both grace and mercy to the broken individuals he chooses to use. I have had a lot of fun…

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Reckless Mercy, A Trophy of God’s Grace, from Carl Tuttle

Reckless Mercy, A Trophy of God’s Grace, from Carl Tuttle

In 2015, I was invited to an event with Carl Tuttle at Sanctuary, a Vineyard Church in Lancaster, PA. Unfortunately, my schedule did not allow me to make the event. Thankfully, I was able to join Carl Tuttle at Micks All American Pub, with some others, after the worship gathering. If you are not familiar with Carl Tuttle,…

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Lancaster Newspapers’ “A Good Neighbor Policy,” and My Own Thoughts on Neighboring with a Purposeful Plan, Place and Presence.

Lancaster Newspapers’ “A Good Neighbor Policy,” and My Own Thoughts on Neighboring with a Purposeful Plan, Place and Presence.

On Monday morning, I enjoyed a conversation with Lancaster Newspapers‘ Staff Writer Earle Cornelius inside the lobby at East Petersburg Mennonite Church. I deeply enjoyed my time with Earle Cornelius – it was certainly one of the best times and interviews that I have ever had with a reporter. As we met and talked – I was presented…

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Practicing Wimber’s 7 Constants: Telling My Story, His Story and Our Story to the Merchandiser Community Newspaper

Practicing Wimber’s 7 Constants: Telling My Story, His Story and Our Story to the Merchandiser Community Newspaper

When John Wimber used to address church planters in the Vineyard, he had a list of important elements he encouraged them to live out. I remember encountering and learning these elements through conversations, during my time in the Vineyard. However, recently they have been pushed out again for us by Missiologists Ed Stetzer and Daniel Im.…

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? A Series Exploring Intentional and Invested Presence in Our Neighborhoods

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? A Series Exploring Intentional and Invested Presence in Our Neighborhoods

No matter where I have lived, and I have lived many places, I have loved learning to be really intentional and invested in the neighborhood, or area, that I call home. Some of you may have heard me say this before, but I love to intentionally; live, breathe, play, invest, work, eat, shop and worship as much…

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Free Movie in the Park with Secret Life of Pets, July 1st at the East Petersburg Community Park

Free Movie in the Park with Secret Life of Pets, July 1st at the East Petersburg Community Park

As many of you are aware, for the past few years I’ve been involved with the East Petersburg Events Committee. It is just one of the ways that I have found myself intentionally invested and involved in our local neighborhood. Each year the East Petersburg Events Committee puts on some great free events in the East…

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Photographs from An Impromptu Trip of Rest to Assateague Island and Ocean City Maryland

Photographs from An Impromptu Trip of Rest to Assateague Island and Ocean City Maryland

I have always been an impromptu individual. Prior to having kids, it wasn’t uncommon for Katie McLain and I to just go somewhere on the whim, when we could afford it. Prior to be married, I lived more out of a suitcase and by my thumb them any other way. There are times when life…

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Shipwrecked: Following Paul’s Seafaring Journey

Shipwrecked: Following Paul’s Seafaring Journey

On Sunday mornings at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, we’ve been in a series called Shipwrecked. Shipwrecked follows Paul’s seafaring journey as a sentenced prisoner in chains. I believe that Paul’s seafaring journey teaches us to faithfully depend on God and stay-the-mission, even in the moments we feel bound by our circumstances. This has been a…

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