Bishop Sally Dyck

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Thursday

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September 2013

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Call for Prayers for Peace in Syria

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Call for Prayers for Peace Please pray for peace and peaceful negotiations with Syria this weekend. Pope Francis has called for a day of fasting and prayer on Saturday, September 7th, but I would also encourage every local church to pray for peace on Sunday, September 8th, in our worship services across the Northern Illinois […]

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Thursday

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February 2013

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Fear Not This Easter

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The first Easter began in fear. Imagine the women leaving home before dawn, fearful of who might see them and that they too would be apprehended by the authorities since they were associated with Jesus. In addition they worried about how they would gain entrance to the tomb. Who would roll the stone away? Fear […]

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Thursday

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January 2013

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Lessons from Lincoln

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I’m pleased to be living in the land of Lincoln! I’ve read a number of books about our 16th President over the last few years, so like many others, Ken and I headed to the theater to see the new movie, Lincoln. It’s been my observation that many leaders of previous decades immersed themselves in […]

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Friday

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January 2013

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Call to prayer for our political leaders

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Inviting you to pray for our political leaders and an increase in respectful dialogue, civility and constructive problem-solving for the common good…as we lead up to the 2nd inauguration of President Obama on Jan. 21. Visit the Faith and Politics Institute website to sign in and take the pledge to pray daily…http://faithandpolitics.org/call-to-prayer/

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Tuesday

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June 2011

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Is Church Like High School?

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At annual conference, I called for “The Year of the Nones.” You undoubtedly know what a none is, as the fastest growing religious population in the US, it’s someone who marks “none” when asked what one’s religious affiliation is. I am praying for the nones whose names were given to me at annual conference (2315 […]

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Tuesday

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May 2011

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The Ultimate

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One Sunday I came home from church when I was the pastor of Church of the Redeemer in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Ken and I were reporting in on the interesting things that happened that morning as we have for 35 years! I said, “A really interesting woman came to church this morning. Her name is […]

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Friday

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April 2011

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Saturday

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March 2011

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Be Thou My Version

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I was sitting behind a worship leader during a service and I could see her notes about what the praise band would be singing next. On the paper, she had written, “Be Thou My Version.” I chuckled but then wondered if this was some new contemporary song that I hadn’t heard of yet and frankly […]

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Sunday

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February 2011

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Are We Trying to "Out-God" God?

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“So why are you now trying to out-god God, loading these new believers down with rules that crushed our ancestors and crushed us, too? Don’t we believe that we are saved because the Master Jesus amazingly and out of sheer generosity moved to save us just as he did those beyond our nations? So what […]

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Monday

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February 2011

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There Are Two Kinds of Christians…

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In reading Acts 13:1-5, it becomes clear that there are two kinds of Christians: those who are sent and those who commission and support those who are sent. The Holy Spirit chose Barnabas and Saul to be sent (literally called apostles) and that the rest, including Simon, Lucius, and Manaen who were leaders, were to […]

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