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Picnic and Carnival This Sunday!

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, We've had an AMAZING week at Vacation Bible School 2018! Thank you so much for your support - donations, volunteers, and especially prayers. The kids have learned about the adventure of a lifetime in following Jesus. I heard a number of comments from parents, grandparents, and kids alike saying how much they appreciated our church offe...

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Fireworks and Summer Fun

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, I hope you had a great 4th of July! Molly, the kids, and I went to a Phillies baseball game - they played the Orioles of all teams, which means, of course, the Phillies won. It's been a rough season for us Oriole fans. But there's always next year. :) Vacation Bible School 2018 starts this Sunday! It goes from Sunday through Thursday ...

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Community Youth Center

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, There's a fun, community event tonight that some of you might be interested in: Freedom Fireworks at York Township Park, starting at dusk and followed by the movie Moana. Members from our church's Outreach Team will be handing out glow sticks, wrist bands, and pens - look for the table with our Spry Church banner! Concessions will be a...

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Serving Jesus by Serving Others

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, Thank you for your support of our Serve the City Food Run last Sunday! We served over 160 hot meals, plus (I believe) about 200 bagged meals. This is a great way for us as a church to serve Jesus by serving others. I believe Jesus has special concern for those so often overlooked by society, including the poor, the sick, the lonely, an...

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This Weekend at Spry

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, I've heard from a number of you that last Sunday's message spoke to you. Thank you for the feedback. I hope that this week you've applied these 3 principles to any challenges before you: (1) don't be discouraged, (2) get involved, and (3) trust God. Looking ahead to this weekend, we have some great opportunities in store for us to con...

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Annual Conference

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, As this update is sent to you, I am in Hershey for what we United Methodists call Annual Conference. This is a yearly gathering of pastors and lay people from the 860+ churches in the Susquehanna Conference, which encompasses most of central and parts of northeastern Pennsylvania. This week, from Thursday through Saturday over 1,000 pa...

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What God Wants and What We Want

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, I hope you have been enjoying this weather! How beautiful. This, too, was beautiful: our worship of God last week. In worship last Sunday, we recognized and prayed for 8 graduates, 14 youth publicly professed their faith in Jesus and were confirmed as full members of the church, we invited people to come forward to be prayed for perso...

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Pentecost Means Power

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, We have exciting plans for this weekend, and I hope you'll join us! This Sunday is Pentecost, the day we remember and celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the early disciples of Jesus and the birthday of the worldwide Christian Church. We encourage people to wear red to church because the color red represents the fire of the ...

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Signs of New Life

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, I want to share how thankful I am for you, Spry Church. Last week in worship we heard a powerful testimony shared by someone from our church family. Many, including me, were moved to tears by her words. As she shared about her journey through some very difficult times, she said: "This church saved my life." Anyone there to hear her sto...

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Call to Prayer

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather! This week I'm sending out my update early because I want to remind you about an event scheduled for tomorrow. Thursday, May 3 is National Day of Prayer. Our Sanctuary will be open for a prayer vigil from 6am to 6pm. We will provide prayer guides with written prayers for you to reflect on ...

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