Fred Redekop

ETERNITY SUNDAY

November 21, 2020Good afternoon, In the Christian tradition tomorrow is Eternity Sunday. It invites us to remember those we know who have died this year. Who have you lost this year ? Here at Poole we can name Laverne Poole, Hans Troester, Dianne Rellinger and John Schultz. Did I miss anyone ?  Then there are family members …

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13 YEARS AGO

Friday November 27, 2020” Comfort, comfort O my people.” Isaiah 40:1 Yesterday it was 13 years.I had eaten a breakfast of sausage and eggs at the Sip and Bite Restaurant in Elmira. I said hello to Steve Brnjas, interim pastor here Poole for a time, on my way in that morning. I do not remember leaving the place, nor …

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STOLEN

Monday November 23, 2020Good afternoon,Someone stole my identity. I very seldom go on Instagram ( it is owned by Facebook ) because it is for younger people. On Saturday , I received notice from some friends that , ‘ Was I trying to sell gift cards and other things over Instagram. ” I said no, …

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Breathe, just breathe

November 20, 2020,Good afternoon,” Breathe in through your nose, and out through your mouth.When you inhale, feel your stomach expand ( as opposed to your chest )When you exhale, feel your stomach contract.Continue this at your own pace, at your own time.When you inhale, feel that you are taking in positive uplifting energy [ or God …

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Prayers for Today

November 3, 2020Good afternoon.PRAYERS FOR TODAYI am praying for our son-in-law Ala’s family. His dad passed away on Sunday because of a heart attack. He leaves his wife and six children to grieve his loss. We met him last November as we attended the wedding of Hannah and Ala. We were ” twins”. We were 61 years …

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A HARD PRAYER

Good afternoon.PrayerHurricanes blowing terrible winds.Wars in Nagorno-Karabakh in eastern Europe.Syrian civil war continues, almost 10 years, I forgot.Covid 19, of course ravages our communities in the whole world.Polarizing election in the un-United States.Cancer lives in our communities.Religious  violence in France.Hottest temperature recorded in 2020, since the 1800’sNuclear weapons are in the hands of the USA, China, Russia, India, Pakistan, England, France, North Korea and Israel.There are 26 million …

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Leaves od Faith

Wednesday October 28, 2020 Good afternoon, ” The grass withers and the flower fades, but the word of God will stand forever.”Isaiah 40:8 The passage from Isaiah is part of a larger section on the comfort of God. The passage might have been written when the people of God had been ousted from Jerusalem, and …

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Wise as snakes…

uesday October 27, 2020Good afternoon.” I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.”  Matthew 10:16 There is a new theory that has come across my desk about the deaths by the coronavirus. It has been reported by news sources, and now President Trump is quoting it …

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