La Crescenta Presbyterian

Reflections by Pastor Andy Wilson

CHRISTMAS 2020

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I’m sure you’ve noticed:  Christmas is coming early this year. The day after Halloween we started to see holiday displays all over town. In every business I visited last week they were playing Christmas music. Early celebrations used to annoy some people. This year feels...

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WHAT DOES “RACIAL RECONCILIATION” LOOK LIKE AT LCPC? By Andy Wilson

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A lot of good things are happening within our church family relating to racial reconciliation. We’ve posted a summary of upcoming conversations and outreach opportunities elsewhere on lcpc.net. My aim here is to explore the deeper questions that have been stirred up since we started...

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SUPPORTING OUR ARMENIAN SISTERS AND BROTHERS

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SUPPORTING OUR ARMENIAN SISTERS AND BROTHERSLet’s Pray for Protection, Restraint and a Lasting PeaceBy Andy Wilson  Most people in our community know that the country of Armenia is currently involved in an armed conflict, but many are unaware of the circumstances. Armenia is fighting...

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RIGHTEOUSNESS LIKE A MIGHTY STREAM

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“RIGHTEOUSNESS LIKE A MIGHTY STREAM” By Andy Wilson This has been an agonizing couple of weeks for the United States. It has been especially painful for people of color. We grieve as a church family over the divisions created by racism and other systemic forms of injustice. We...

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FIRE FROM BELOW AND FIRE FROM ABOVE

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FIRE FROM BELOW AND FIRE FROM ABOVE Is there any way to say this that isn’t awkward and weird? But I want to say it today to all my friends who are “people of color”:  It hurts me and it’s demeaning to our country that thick-headed bigotry still shapes your daily...

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AS WE PREPARE TO UN-SHELTER LET’S REMEMBER THE VERY POOR

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AS WE PREPARE TO UN-SHELTER LET’S REMEMBER THE VERY POOR You can feel the change in the air. The danger remains, but the great un-sheltering has begun. Possibly within weeks – most likely by mid-summer – we’ll be back together at church worshipping our awesome...

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LCPC’S NEW “SHELTERING JOURNAL”

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LCPC’S NEW “SHELTERING JOURNAL” FEATURES A DIFFERENT WRITER EACH DAY! This week we’re launching a new blog on this website called “The Sheltering Journal.” You’ll find it on the main page – just click on the “Sheltering Journal&rdquo...

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HOW LISTENING RE-IGNITED MY PASSION FOR GOD’S WORD

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HOW LISTENING RE-IGNITED MY PASSION FOR GOD’S WORDANDY WILSON - April 27th 2020 Several months ago I made a simple change that has enriched nearly every area of my life. Instead of listening to music or talk radio in the car I’ve been listening to the Bible. That habit is helping to...

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HOPE IN GOD

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HOPE IN GOD Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.Psalm 42:11 We’re all susceptible to the feelings of despondency expressed in that prayer, especially in this season of separation...

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COVID QUESTIONS

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COVID QUESTIONS By Andy Wilson Is COVID an act of God? Is he using it to punish us? Those questions are hard to dismiss for anyone who believes in God. But they’re also hard to answer in any way that’s productive or satisfying. A huge part of ‘having faith’ is...

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