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Enjoying a long, slow autumn morning

October 31, 2015 As usual it is Saturday morning as I write this column. This morning I took a little longer getting up, and for the first time in several weeks I did not get up in the dark. more »»

Youth 2015 was a hopeful experience

August 15, 2015 Youth 2015 was an experience! It gave me hope for the church. Oftentimes, us older ones wonder what will happen to the church when we die off. more »»

Summer wildflowers are breathtaking

August 1, 2015 Driving my son Andrew to band camp at the high school this morning, I noticed the explosion of color from our West Virginia wildflowers. more »»

The sacredness of a pot of coffee

July 18, 2015 Yesterday afternoon, Friday, I stood in a store and carefully chose a large bag of Mountain Roaster coffee to take to my dear friend, Janice. more »»

We must learn to embrace darkness

March 14, 2015 This morning is so bright in contrast to the darkness of the winter storm this past week. more »»

A refiner’s fire, a fuller’s soap

December 6, 2014 Dear Hearts, a Merry Christmas and Glorious New Year 2015. more »»

Halloween Overview, Biblical Perspective

November 8, 2014 Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and unto Him be glory in the Church. more »»

A day known only unto the Lord

October 4, 2014 We rejoice in the Lord with my niece Mandy, and her husband Jarred, who announce the birth of their first child, Sadie Marie, born Friday, Sept. 26. more »»

A day known only unto the Lord

October 4, 2014 We rejoice in the Lord with my niece Mandy, and her husband Jarred, who announce the birth of their first child, Sadie Marie, born Friday, Sept. 26. more »»

CROP Walk Recruiters Rally slated

September 5, 2014 The CROP Walk Recruiters Rally is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Parish. This meeting is to get materials distributed for a successful CROP Walk. Everyone is invited. more »»

Prevailing prayer, a more sure word of prophecy

August 16, 2014 Jesus Christ, Almighty Jehovah God’s “only” begotten Son, throughout the gospels instructs us to pray. God’s Holy Word declares: We ask, we receive, we seek, and we find. more »»

The Standard, The Ensign of the Father’s House

June 27, 2014 With our myriad of June celebrations and July 4th, we think of West Virginia Day, U.S. Flag Day, and Father’s Day. more »»

Parish House celebrates birthday

June 21, 2014 Last Sunday, the church celebrated its birthday with Pentecost. As a pastor, Pentecost is one of my favorite holy days of the church yea. more »»

There’s a highway to heaven for the pure in heart

June 7, 2014 “There’s a highway to Heaven, none can walk up there, but the pure in heart, There’s a highway to heaven, walking up the King’s highway”; (unknown). more »»

Fallow no more: Time for our gardens to grow

May 31, 2014 By Rev. Alicia Randolph Rapking Parish House Director I have been thinking about gardens a lot lately. Over Memorial Day weekend, I usually try to plant our garden. more »»

Woman behold thy Son, John thy Mother

May 24, 2014 I write this article in memory of my Christian grandmothers, Martha Magdalene Eury 1884-1970; Sarah J. Baysinger Pyles 1892-1994; and my mom, Frances Claire Eury Pyle 1930-200. more »»

Finding our correct paths to follow

May 17, 2014 As a child I loved to follow paths. There was one path at my grandfather’s farm that was my favorite and I would walk it every chance I could get. more »»

In the blink of an eye

May 10, 2014 Have you ever thought about the phrase “in the blink of an eye”? It is a phrase that indicates a measurement of time or distance or realit. more »»

Rightly dividing the word of truth

April 26, 2014 Thank you, Dr. Peter Vial, Pastor Kevin Starcher and the DMPC congregation for being gracious hosts during Holy Week. more »»

We are messengers bringing good news

April 19, 2014 Isaiah 52:7 contains, for me, some of the most beautiful words in all of scripture: “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good... more »»

Opportunities to help feed others

March 1, 2014 This winter has been cold and gloomy, I think most folks would agree. more »»



CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR AND SANTA'S WORKSHOP: The regular children's story hour will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m Nov. 28 at Elkins Public Library. Santa's workshop will be from 2-4 p.m. more »

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