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.  

 

Walk to Jerusalem

While preparing for the High School Retreat a few weeks ago, our topic was, “Who do you want to be.”  The scripture we observed was Malachi, and as I was studying a few commentaries on Malachi 1:1-16, I realized how beneficial these scriptures are to all of us as we walk on our faith journey.  7“By offering defiled food on my altar. “But you ask, ‘How have we defiled you?’ “By saying that the Lord’s table is contemptible. 8 When you offer blind animals for sacrifice, is that... Read More
Posted by Sarah Hostetter at Wednesday, November 27, 2013 | 0 comments
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What’s Happening at The Common Place?

Since early October Aisha and I have been at The Common Place two days a week. Some days we spend with partners in Southwest Philadelphia, getting to know our neighbors and dreaming together about what The Common Place can mean for this community.  Some days we spend with our Church Planting Coach, learning from his experience and planning for the future. Some days we spend with members of our WPC family, introducing them to this place and watching in awe as God brings different... Read More
Posted by Sudie Thompson at Thursday, November 21, 2013
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Who do you say I am, Part 3? Jesus as King

This Sunday is the final Sunday of the Christian year.  (Advent starts next Sunday and with it a whole new liturgical year.)  This Sunday is called Christ the King Sunday, and during worship we will emphasize Jesus' kingship in worship.  It is fitting to do so at the end of the year as a sign that we expect the culmination of all the years to end with  Jesus enthroned as King of king and Lord of lords. What exactly do we mean though when we say Christ is King?  Part... Read More
Posted by Casey Thompson at Tuesday, November 19, 2013 | 0 comments
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One Book, One Church: The Other Wes Moore

We are proud to announce our inaugural One Book, One Church Selection: The Other Wes Moore.  You can buy your copy on Sunday in the connector for a discounted price, or in my office during the week.  I loved what Janice Mack, our Adult Education chair said on Sunday about the One Book, One Church initiative and wanted to share it with you.  Happy Reading! Reading can shape, stretch and challenge who we are and how we think of the world around us.  It allows us to shed our... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Tuesday, November 19, 2013 | 0 comments
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Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart

I rejoice with friends who, at this time of the year, post every day on Facebook things for which they are thankful.  I share many of their sentiments.  I am reminded, however, in the midst of eight deaths in the last month, that there are also many in our congregation who have lost those people and things that have given them the greatest blessing in the past; people who find this season of Thanksgiving to be particularly hard.     While others are... Read More
Posted by Anne Clark Duncan at Wednesday, November 13, 2013 | 0 comments
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One Book, One Church

Maybe you've heard of One Book, One Philadelphia.  Or maybe your child has been encouraged to read a book over the summer that the whole school is reading.  Or maybe you've been in a book club where everyone reads the same book each month.  Well, we're jumping on the bandwagon and kicking off our own One Book, One Church program.   I can't tell you which book has been selected just yet, you'll have to come to church on Sunday and find out, but I can tell you it's a good one,... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | 0 comments
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