Happy (Digital) Easter!

BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD Let the Children Come to Me 13 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom…

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Happy New Year ODPC!

BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD There’s nothing like ringing in the new year with great ambitions to serve God. We resolve to join and actively take part in church ministries, maybe lead a small group, or even commit to missions in some far and uncomfortable sounding place in the world. But on a recent visit back…

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Meet the New Elders

BY GENE LEE el·der The officer responsible for governing, teaching, and shepherding in a Presbyterian church is the elder. Elders may be pastors (referred to as teaching elders) or lay members, with all having equal authority. Collectively, the elders form a session, or elder board, which oversees the church. The authority of the elders is…

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Sowing the Seed of Faith for Fruitful Lives

BY AEDA CHUNG Life is full of surprises, good and bad. We love happy surprises such as a birthday party, a year-end bonus, or an unexpected call or visit from an old friend. But how do you handle devastating surprises in life? Some say it depends on your genetic make-up, the environment you were brought…

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