Heart and Mind – July 2021 – Dr. Lou Yock

Heart and Mind On Sunday, the 4th of July, we will have our first in-person service in the church. It will be quite a day. We have not gathered together in the sanctuary for over a year. After the service,  everyone will also have the opportunity to gather in the social hall for the social […]

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Heart and Mind – June 2021 – Dr. Lou Yock

It is a strange sensation making plans for returning to in-person services on July 4th. Writing this column out loud, I’m excited about the prospect, but also worried because so much will be different. As I think about it, I need to remember the physical location has changed. As yet, we have no music director […]

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Heart and Mind – May 2021 – Dr. Lou Yock

I am an administrator on Facebook because of the pandemic.  When the pandemic subsides, I will happily put Facebook aside.  I do not find Facebook bad or evil; for me, it’s just another screen for me to try remember and deal with.   Last year, on the church’s Facebook page, in one of my first […]

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Heart and Mind – Dr. Lou Yock – April 2021

It is busy right now.  Spring is always the busiest time of year at our church, from March through the Annual Meeting.  And even with being closed, this year is no exception.  To name a few of the things happening all at once:   In addition to the regular duties being attended to, like the […]

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Heart and Mind – March 2021 – Dr. Lou Yock

It has been a year now. I think this year has shown that our garden grows very well. When I think back to all the different ways we made the Sunday Service available, each method kind of blends into the other.  I believe the start of last year’s annual campaign was the first service we […]

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Heart and Mind – Dr. Lou Yock – February 2021

How political is a church allowed to be before it loses its tax exempt status? There have been a couple streams of discussion where this has come up, and so I thought I would see what I could find out. However, I would not consider my research definitive. What I did discover is that as […]

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Heart and Mind – Dr. Lou Yock – January 2021

When I look at the addition, now with the kitchen and appliances installed, and hear the plans being made for the nursery and library, old and new, and see zoom services with 40, 50, 60 people attending, I consider all that our church has undertaken during this pandemic year.  It is impressive and heartwarming how […]

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Heart and Mind – Dr. Lou Yock – December 2020

We like to look forward to things. We need things to look forward to. In the darkest days of the year, the winter festivals of the solstice are about turning the corner, renewal, and the anticipation of longer, better, days. With the return of lengthening light, we are assured that our hopes are confirmed for […]

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Heart and Mind – Dr. Lou Yock – November 2020

Doing the season of Thanksgiving, I especially have much to be thankful for.  First of all, I wish to thank everyone for their well wishes, cards, food, and dog walks.  Piper now looks out the window excitedly wondering who might be coming by to take him for a walk.  Those who do understand why it […]

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October 2020

Well, this one’s really about the heart, specifically a bicuspid aortic valve whose time has come to be replaced.  It will be tissue.  As a vegetarian I’m not going to think too hard on that one, which, I guess, concerns the mind.   As many of you know or have heard, I’ve been having some […]

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