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  • Weekly Devotional - April 29, 2020

    Devotional on Psalm 29Effingham Presbyterian ChurchApril 29, 2020One of the best lines in the hymn, “Abide with Me,” is “Change and decay in all around I see, O Thou who changest not, abide with me.” In the present time, it is hard not to think about all of the “what ifs,” and to direct our prayers and petitions in a want list of our needs, focused upon our self. It is not wrong to come to Jesus with our needs, he instructs us to do so, but to focus on the object of our prayers and the one who c...  Read More...

  • Passion Week Devotional - Monday, April 6, 2020

    Passion Week DevotionalMonday, April 6, 2020One of my favorite Hymns is “God Moves in a Mysterious Way” written by William Cowper (Pronounced Cooper). It is called one of the Olney Hymns and is written in a time of great friendship between John Newton (famous Minister and Hymn writer, of “Amazing Grace”) and Cowper. Newton and Cowper lived in the Village of Olney, England, and were backdoor neighbors.   Read More...

  • Palm Sunday Devotion

    All Glory, Laud and Honor  On Palm Sunday, this popular song has been sung for hundreds of years by people celebrating Jesus and Passion Week.  It was written by an ancient Bishop by the name of Theodulf of Orleans, who was born in Spain circa 750 and died in 821 imprisoned in a monastery at Angers France. He was known for his reforming of clergy, churches and establishing free schools for the poor.   Read More...

  • Devotional - Sunday March 22 2020

    Sunday, March 22, 2020A Lord’s Day devotion:  based on Romans 12:12-13The chapter includes this pertinent section of what are, “the true marks of a Christian, “in verses 9-21, today we are focusing on verses 12-13.“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.”Rejoicing in hope is a call throughout the scriptures, a call to place our hope outside of ourselves and in the One who is over al...  Read More...

  • Covid-19 Update

    Sunday worship and the gathering of the saints for that purpose are of utmost importance for the ordering of our lives in accordance with God’s Word. It is a Spiritual time of connection, to place him first, to sing, read the Word, to recite what we believe and to receive the word as a means of grace. It is also a time of physical connection and much love between our members as we gather for Sunday school and for worship services, handshaking and hugs.However, in light of the escalating re...  Read More...

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