The Front Page

Welcome to the Front Page, the digital cover of the Wayne Press.  Here we will share with you things that can't be captured in our newsletter--videos, music, color photographs--as well as articles that reflect on faith and life.  

 

Habakkuk

The Chancel Choir has been rehearsing an anthem based on Habakkuk 3: 3b, 17-19a:   Though the fig tree may not blossom,     and there be no fruit on the vines;     though the produce of the olive fail,     and fields yield no food;       though the flock be cut off from the fold     and there be no herd in the stalls,     Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,     I will joy in the God of my... Read More
Posted by Jeff Fowler at Thursday, September 26, 2013 | 0 comments
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Busyness - the 8th Deadly Sin?

Growing up in Lancaster has provided me ample opportunities enjoy various kinds of delicious smorgasbords.  Smorgasbords are great for at least two reasons.  First, just saying the word “smorgasbord” is fun.  Secondly, you get to try a wide array of food, and sample dishes you have never tasted before.   I have learned that there is as dark side to these delightful eateries; often I leave them having eaten way more than I should.  Much like many of us on... Read More
Posted by Andrew Hostetter at Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | 0 comments
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Holiness

        When I asked the question to our youth this past week about what it means to be Holy , one of our very bright youth replied with, “Sacred and not human”.  I had a very long explanation prepared to give of why we are not Holy, but how we should strive to become more Holy like Christ, but he beat me to it in just four words.  I chose holiness to help prepare their hearts and minds for this year of service and love to our Wayne neighbors,... Read More
Posted by Sarah Hostetter at Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | 0 comments
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God, the Provider (Confirmation for the Rest of Us)

Today, we post the first half of Dr. Martha Moore-Keish’s introduction to the doctrine of providence.  In it, she traverses the history of the doctrine from the reformed perspective, starting with the story of Joseph, through scripture, with stops at Augustine and Calvin.    Many presbyterians confuse providence and predestination (what she’ll take up in her next lecture in election--episode 5).  Providence, in brief, is how God ‘sees to’ the care of creation. ... Read More
Posted by Casey Thompson at Monday, September 23, 2013 | 0 comments
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The Desires of Our Heart

Even more significant than receiving a Bible in first grade here at Wayne Presbyterian Church  (a Bible I still have), was receiving a Bible from my grandparents that my grandfather had chosen and inscribed just days before his death when I was 13.   It is still the most beautiful Bible I have:  a warm red, the softest of leather, with gilt-edged pages.  Even more important than the Bible’s appearance, however, was the inscription in the front, in ‘Gaga’s’... Read More
Posted by Anne Clark Duncan at Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | 0 comments
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Regarding the Son of God

Last Thursday I saw On the concept of the face, regarding the Son of God . This production was the centerpiece of this year’s Fringe Festival and was co-presented by our mission partner, Broad Street Ministry. As the title suggests, this is a play about God. But the manner in which this play gestures toward the divine might surprise you. I warn you: this is not ‘typical’ theater … Two stagehands assist an elderly man to a white sofa at the upper left corner of the set. He sits down... Read More
Posted by Sudie Thompson at Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | 0 comments
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