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Sunday: September 7, 2014

We love heroes. Whether watching Band of Brothers or reading Harry Potter, we're inspired by those who rise to the occasion and show remarkable acts of bravery. At the same time, cowards anger and even disgust us. Have you ever talked back to your TV and said something like: "How could you not do something??" or "Show some guts!" or "What a coward!"? We might be tempted t...

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Church Life: 2014 PHPC Labor Day Picnic

What: The 2014 PHPC Labor Day Picnic! When: Sunday, August 31st, From 4-8 pm Where: Foxridge Park 525 Catoctin Circle, SW, Leesburg, 20175(West of Loudoun County H.S. - Park is on left) What to Bring:(Meat Will Be Provided) A-J: Dessert & Drinks (Please bring enough for 15 people)K-Z: Side Dish (Please bring enough for 15 people) Other Things to Bring:Sports stuf...

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Sunday: August 3, 2014

It's all action from here on out! This week we'll be looking at Matthew 16:1-16, where the author transitions from Jesus' public teaching ministry to the climax of his arrest, death on the cross, and resurrection from the dead. Matthew doesn't record the events chronologically because he's trying to get his readers to ask themselves a penetrating question: "What is Jesus ...

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Sunday: July 6, 2014

This week, Jesus continues to tell us about his Second Coming, as he addresses the disciples' question of: "When?" The certainty of his return already confronts us with whether we are prepared for it, but the uncertainty of exactly when he will return also forces each one of us to wrestle with the question: "Am I ready?" Your answer will either be a source of comfort or th...

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Congregational Meeting: Meet Our Officer Candidates

Dear Church Family, During Sunday School, we will hear testimonies from the officer candidates (James Murphy for Ruling Elder and Josh Weitz for Deacon). At the end of the meeting, we will have officer elections. The congregation will also be electing a new Trustee for the church. Traditionally we have three trustees: one elder, one deacon, and one member-at-large. The v...

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Sunday: February 9, 2014

As we keep truckin' through Matthew, we come to a very interesting passage this week.. One thing that makes it unique is that Matthew is the only Gospel which includes this exchange about whether Jesus pays the Temple tax, which is no surprise since Matthew was a tax collector in a previous life! It's also different because it tells about a miracle that we actually don't "...

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Sunday: November 10, 2013

Well, we have a full plate this week! First we look at three parables, then a word about bringing out both old and new treasures, and finally we learn how Jesus is rejected by his hometown of Nazareth. So much Word of God... so little time! Yet what seems like a hodgepodge of biblical nuggets actually has a central theme running through it all: The Worth of the Kingdom. F...

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Fall Festival: Pumpkin Dessert Contest (10/27)

What? The 2013 Pumpkin Making Dessert Contest! When/Where? This Sunday... At the Fall Harvest Party How Do I Enter? Get your creative juices cooking and make a yummy dessert using pumpkin as one of the main ingredients. What Can I Win? The top three entries that "Wow!" our judges will win Starbucks gift certificates Who Are The Judges? Sorry, that's classified. F...

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Sunday: October 13, 2013

This week were going to be looking at the very well know "Parable of the Sower" from Matthew 13. Because we have read this parable many times and maybe even heard several sermons on it, it would be tempting to "check out" when someone is preaching from this text again. I mean, this is just about why people reject the Gospel message, right? What relevance does it have for b...

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Labor Day Picnic - Sunday, September 1st

What Event Don't I Want To Miss?? The 2013 Labor Day Church Picnic! When Is The Picnic? Saturday, September 1st from 4-8pm Where Is The Picnic? Jed and Deb Faroe's House37608 Hughesville Rd - Purcellville, VA - 20132Phone: 540.338.3176 How Do I Get There? Take 7 West to the Purcellville exit; turn left onto 287 at the bottom of the exit ramp. Continue to circle and ...

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Sunday: August 4, 2013

We have a big Sunday coming up this week! First we finish our elder doubleheader, as our very own Mark Rist will be preaching the sermon this week. Then we get to enjoy celebrating the Lord's Supper together! Last week we heard Jesus' promise that for all those who follow Him, persecution is the expected norm and not the exception. This week in Matthew, Jesus affirm...

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Brenner Memorial Service

We wanted you all to know that we will be holding a memorial service for Stephen Christian Brenner this Friday (April 5th), beginning at 7:30pm. The service will be held at The Church of the Holy Spirit (908 Trailview Blvd., Suite 200 Leesburg, VA 20175). Childcare for infants and toddlers will be provided during the service. The church is next to our church office, so ...

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October 3, 2012

Looks like you folks are going to be the victims of a “hit and run” sermon this week. There I’ll be on Sunday morning -preaching about how we need to...

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August 9, 2012

Well, last Friday was an exciting Friday afternoon for the Rubino family, as we found out that we'll be having another girl in December! Becoming a daddy again......

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