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Mark’s Musings – Knowing One Another

Mark’s Musings – Knowing One Another

My Sundays are now way different than they have been for the past almost three decades. As a pastor of a specific church, I had the blessing of really getting to know the people in my church. Every Sunday I had the opportunity to worship with the same church family. People knew me by name, and I knew their name. I was very familiar with the challenges of ministry in my church setting. Over a twenty-nine year span I have served ten churches (this includes a two-point charge, and a three-point charge) in three different states (Texas, Alaska, and Arizona). In most of my churches Sundays included leading worship services—and preaching—in multiple services. I don’t know the specific number of sermons that I have preached, but the number is in the thousands.

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Mark’s Musings – In Times of Need

Mark’s Musings – In Times of Need

I grew up being a very nervous child. Any new problem threw me off of a cliff of jitters into a pit of anxiety. This affected both my physical and emotional health. I had no clue what it could feel like to have internal peace, or that it was even available. I’m grateful that non-spiritual people can have spiritual experiences. That is what happened to me at the age of 18. This taste of what is possible started me on a life-long quest for personal peace.

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Mark’s Musings

Mark’s Musings

My intentions are normally quite good, but my follow-through is not always stellar. This past week-end my plan was to really clean up my part of the house. I tend to be a clutterer, and can make a pretty good mess. My “to do” list is extremely long, and includes several rooms in our house.

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Sat 30

2017 Celebration of Lay Servants in the South District

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm MST
Sun 01

ERT Training (3 hour Renewal Course)-Canceled

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST
Sat 07

Lay Servant Ministry Training – Tucson

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm MST
Fri 13

South District UMW Rehearsal for Annual Meeting

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm MST
Sat 14

South District UMW Annual Meeting

October 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm MST

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Rev. Mark Conrad

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Phoenix, AZ 85014

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Cynthia Holly

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