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U Matters - 28 Dec 2017

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2017 has been an eventful year of change and transition for Union.  It was the proverbial best of times, worst of times—at times.   The faith and resilience of Union’s people have been an inspiration to me. We have a growing group of people who never worshiped at 22A...

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U Matters - 21 Dec 2017

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Matt Peterson wrote a poem that sums us the season: Only she who had little of this worldTo lose—refugee, unwed mother,Carried by tradition and a donkey—Let the presence of God fill her to bursting,A love the world said there was no room. By and through tender flesh, a babyWill be...

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U Matters - 14 Dec 2017

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Dear All Christmas is almost here.  The Children’s Christmas Musical was spectacular and now they are taking it to the disabled at HOLF and the elderly and homeless at St. Barnabas home. The Stewardship Drive ended with a HIGHER amount pledged than last year!  We will...

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U Matters - 07 Dec 2017

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This week is the Children's Christmas Musical. Don't miss it. Thank you to Jacklien and her team! Last Sunday was the Choir's Cantata. It was a wonderful worship combination of old and new. To me it symbolised what the Lord is doing at Union. Forrest, Selene, choir and orchestra, God bless you...

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U Matters - 30 Nov 2017

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The past few months I have been praying for friends looking for new jobs.  What I have discovered is that my friends do not enjoy waiting.  They want (and in some cases need) quick answers from organisations and companies that take their time.  For two of them, the wait is over...

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U Matters - 23 Nov 2017

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Today is American Thanksgiving.  (A Canadian member reminded me that the first North American Thanksgiving was celebrated in Canada in 1578 by Sir Walter Frobisher.  This was way before the Pilgrims.)  Last Sunday, Anto in his debut sermon, reminded us that thanksgiving is always...

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U Matters - 16 Nov 2017

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“I thank my God every time I remember you…because of your sharing in the Gospel from the first day until now.” I borrow Paul’s words to the church at Philippi to express the gratitude to God I feel as we work together at Union. The move has been a massive dislocation and...

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U Matters - 09 Nov 2017

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There are two Old Testament concepts that might seem foreign to 21st century Hong Kong Christians. The first is the concept of “Sabbath.”  Dr. Anne Stewart from Princeton Seminary will be in church this Sunday and I will interview her during my sermon on the 4th commandment...

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U Matters - 02 Nov 2017

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31 October 1517 was the start of the Reformation and a major issue was the theological debate about if  we are saved by faith(reliance of God’s grace in Christ) or by works (good deeds.) 31 October 1999 – Lutherans and Catholics released a Joint Declaration on the Doctrine...

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U Matters - 26 Oct 2017

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This Sunday we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  The Reformers stressed five critical ideas:Grace AloneFaith AloneChrist AloneGod's Glory AloneScripture Alone Tradition and other things crowded out these essentials.  In our modern crowded lives we are tempted to...

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