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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.  


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Day 8, Lent

This is a video I found that has a picture for each of the 40 days Jesus was in the wilderness.  I think it would be interesting to watch with older children.  Then ask, What things did you notice in the pictures besides Jesus?  Why did the tempter look like Jesus?  The song that plays says over and over, "Oh, how he loves us."  How does the temptation of Jesus show that he loves us? And for all of us, how does the 40 days in the wilderness mirror or not mirror... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Wednesday, February 17, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 7, Lent

I have a good friend who is a pastor in Arkansas and a lover of poetry.  Each day during Lent she posts a poem that is meaningful to her or to the season.  She posted this one recently and I wanted to share it with you. Possible Answers to Prayer BY SCOTT CAIRNS Your petitions—though they continue to bear    just the one signature—have been duly recorded.    Your anxieties—despite their constant, relatively narrow scope and... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 6, Lent

The scripture reading from yesterday was Luke 4:1-13 where Jesus goes into the wilderness and is tempted.  Frederick Buechner has these thoughtful words to say about the intersection of this text and the season of Lent: In many cultures there is an ancient custom of giving a tenth of each year's income to some holy use. For Christians, to observe the forty days of Lent is to do the same thing with roughly a tenth of each year's days. After being baptized by John in the river Jordan,... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Monday, February 15, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 5, Lent

Today is the first Sunday of Lent and we will celebrate the Lord's Supper in worship today.  This prayer by Roddy Hamilton reminds us of the Transfiguration last Sunday and the new season of Lent in which we find ourselves now.   Past Glory Where is the glory now? All that light from last week all that wonder and mystery turns to dust and ashes and a single set of footprints in the sand Where is the glory now? All that revelation on the mountain top and sharp light turns to... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Sunday, February 14, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 4, Lent

A lighthearted post for today.   Join us tomorrow, the first Sunday of Lent, as we celebrate communion in worship. Peace, Laurie Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Saturday, February 13, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 3, Lent

Nadia Bolz-Weber is one of my favorite preachers who is also a writer and she says this about Ash Wednesday: "Here’s my image of Ash Wednesday: If our lives were a long piece of fabric with our baptism on one end and our funeral on another, and we don’t know the distance between the two, then Ash Wednesday is a time when that fabric is pinched in the middle and the ends are held up so that our baptism in the past and our funeral in the future meet. The water and words from our baptism plus the... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Friday, February 12, 2016 | 0 comments
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