November in Northport, MI, 2015

sand awash in the color of day's end - Cathead Beach - 11-06-2015 - Leelanau State Park

Patricia and I are now in Northport, Mi.

This image is from a sunset on Lake Michigan as observed on November 6, 2015.

We will be updating new information on our blog weekly from our new location.

Phil is now serving as pastor at Trinity Church of the UCC in Northport . . . and Patricia is finding her way in this new location.

Each week, there will be a post about what is happening at Trinity in the week to come.

This week, six people will join the church.

We will learn from Ruth 3:1-5 & 4:13-17 and Mark 12:36-44.

The sermon is about “giving all we are.”  It is based on the texts and the book, “The Paradox of Generosity”

We’ll be seeking to welcome new members,

give thanks for the generosity of these and many other folks who made lots of peanut brittle the last three days at Trinity:

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Rene

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Mary

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Kent

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Dick and Jean

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Jim – our magnificent organizer

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Sue

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Janet

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Dick and Patricia

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Jan

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Sharon and Dorothy

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Florence, Jean, and Rene

Martha & Janet at the end of day three peanut brittling at Trinity Church of the UCC - 12

Janet and Martha

Sharon, Dick & Jean - cleaning up at the end of day three of peanut brittling at Trinity Church of the UCC - 12

Sharon, Dick, and Jean

And,

we will praise God for this magnificent beauty:

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a swan on the Grand Traverse Bay, November 6, 2015

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Sunset at Cathead

You are invited on Sunday morning at 11:00 – 103 North Warren St. in Northport.

There were Ruth and Naomi,

and there was a woman who gave all she had . . .

and then. . .

there was you and me. . .

we’re getting older . . .

what are we gonna do/be?

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10 Comments

  1. Barbara Mcquaid November 7, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Can taste the peanut brittle! Went to Boca Grande with Irene and her Oh guest for lunch yesterday. Very warm and humid here. Still unpacking trying to fit a little more in a full house. You both are missed and loved!  The church has moved forward. Greg is doing an amazing job. Will be quite a challenge to fill both your shoes.Miss your hugs and smiles. Love Barb Mcquaid 

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  2. So good to see you’re settling in, it truly looks beautiful.  We remain neighborless here, talked last night about how we still expect to see your cars in the drive when we come home.  You are missed.  Take care and know that you always have a place here – in our home and in our hearts. So much love, Bruce and Roberta

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  3. Scenes look so familiar – right at home. We miss you both very much. We are so lucky to have Greg Russell as interim pastor. Things are progressing as we approach the holiday season.
    Love and Hugs, Joan and Bob

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  4. Ron/Susie Rabold November 8, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Good to hear from you two this way. Our new favorite song is “O Christ, Surround Me” with YouTube video. Try it, you’ll like it! From all the pictures, both of you are surrounded by hard working beautiful new friends there in Northport. We’re planning to attend church there in May or June. : ) Will let you know more as it gets closer. FL in Jan. is coming soon – just won’t be the same without you, Phil & Patricia. God bless!

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  5. Thanks Susie and Ron,
    Will be delightful to see you in Michigan in May or June. You are welcome to stay with us if that should work into your planning.
    All is well, and very well at St. Andrew with the excellent interim leadership of Greg! Just check out the other replies to see more of how fine their life is at 6908 Beneva Rd.
    We are blessed. All of us.
    Yes, we are,
    phil

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  6. doublel503@verizon.net November 9, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Gre

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  7. First Cong. UCC Office November 10, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Neat pictures —– including all the peanut brittle that makes me hungry!

    Thanks!

    Nan

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    1. Thank you, Nan. Your replay makes me hear your voice and see the smile on your face. A fine November gift!

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  8. So good to see you’re settling in, it truly looks beautiful. We remain neighborless here, talked last night about how we still expect to see your cars in the drive when we come home. You are missed. Take care and know that you always have a place here – in our home and in our hearts.

    So much love,

    Bruce and Roberta

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    1. Thank you both . . . know you have a place here – in our home and in our hearts too.

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