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From the Pastor

From the Pastor

When I went to seminary education in August 2001, I focused a lot on Biblical and Theological studies attempting to better understand Christ. I had the opportunity to study 140 credit hours (in the USA, it can be 72 credit hours) at the Evangelical [Presbyterian] Theological Seminary in Cairo to finish my M.Div. There I […]

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Session Update

Session Update

In worship soon we will ordain and install Katherine Bowen to a term on Session, and install Byron Beard and Betty Stevens, both previously ordained. Katherine, Byron and Betty comprise the Class of 2025. They join session members whose terms continue: Class of 2023: Susan Chambers, Gina Hudson, Hitomi Lewis, Mary Beth Longcrier, and Mike […]

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From the Interim Pastor | Go Get ‘Em!

From the Interim Pastor | Go Get ‘Em!

At a theology conference I attended a couple years ago, the evening’s final speaker was asked to close the day’s proceedings with a Benediction. However, as an academic, not a Pastor, he was unaccustomed to performing this liturgical act, and seemed unprepared and flustered. After a few awkward moments he looked at the audience, paused, […]

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From the Interim Pastor | A New Year

From the Interim Pastor | A New Year

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in creating a faithful, beautiful, and joyful season at Erwin Presbyterian Church. From the Harvest Festival on November 20 through Worship on Christmas Day, we were blessed with six weeks of excellent worship, events and activities, with the building decorated wonderfully. This doesn’t just happen […]

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Welcome to our New Website

Welcome to our New Website

I am pleased to welcome you to the refreshed and renewed website of Erwin Presbyterian Church. I am a retired Presbyterian Pastor now serving Erwin Presbyterian as part-time Interim Pastor while a committee searches for a full-time Installed Pastor. I was warmly welcomed by the congregation as a newcomer. And I was quickly impressed by […]

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From the Interim Pastor | The Advent

From the Interim Pastor | The Advent

The earliest date of Advent is impossible to determine. There’s evidence of Advent-like practices here-and-there by the 4th Century, and by the 5th and 6th Centuries, the Advent season had been established widely. From its earliest days, Advent was regarded as a season for prayer, confession, and reflection on the meaning of Christ’s coming into […]

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News from the PNC

News from the PNC

The Pastor Nominating Committee continues to look for a pastor that fits our congregation and desires to live in this beautiful part of the country. We want to be an answer to someone’s prayers, just as we seek to have our prayers as a church answered. If you know of someone who might be interested, […]

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From the Interim Pastor | Count as Blessing

From the Interim Pastor | Count as Blessing

It’s easy and perhaps natural for members of a small-membership church like ours to regret or fret about what we lack. And it’s true, of course, a larger church can offer more and different experiences and opportunities than those available at a smaller one. But different doesn’t mean greater or lesser. It simply means there […]

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