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10/17/15

The Leiningers



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DEL in the pulpitPreaching again! This is the Stewardship Dedication season at churches all over America. It comes up at St. Andrew by the Sea United Methodist on November 19. In preparation, we look back at the way Israel gathered in the tithe with an annual celebration in the hope that we can recover that same joyous spirit in modern giving. Read Deuteronomy 14:22-29 and Matthew 22:15-22 to see where we are coming from, then click here to read the message.



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wedding ceremony

Wedding Destination - Hilton Head Island and the surrounding Carolina Low Country has become a most desirable site for folks to come from far and wide to solemnize their marriages. South Carolina law allows a variety of officials (judges, notaries, etc.) to officiate at such ceremonies, but many couples ask specifically if a minister might be available. Since pastors actively serving churches are often reluctant to take on additional responsibilities that do not involve members of their own congregations, that means the pool of available clergy is somewhat limited. Enter David. Officiating at such affairs has become a most enjoyable form of ministry now that we have relocated to the island permanently. 2015 was an incredibly busy year and the calendar for 2016 is already filling up. For details about the process, click here or on the "Weddings" button at left and we will be happy to assist.


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David at Bridge of Locks

WHAT EXCITES A MINISTER who officiates at LOTS of weddings. During their sojourn in France on a recent vacation, the Leiningers encountered the Pont des Arts bridge over the Seine River near the Louvre Museum in Paris. It is called the Bridge of Locks because the tradition there is for couples who marry to celebrate their union by inscribing a lock with their names and date and attaching it to the superstructure of the bridge - there are thousands upon thousands upon thousands of them now, so many, in fact, that the practice is now illegal because of the danger of collapse onto shipping below Yes, it DID happen. Other countries have a similar tradition (we wonder how that might work with the Wilton Graves bridge leading to island - hmm). Beautiful sentiment. What did you do to tell the world about your marriage?


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Colorblind Church God of Justice

BOOK SALE!!! Courtesy of a wonderful publisher's price break, two of our titles are now available at some beautiful bargain prices (in limited numbers - sorry - first come, first served). Both God of Justice: A look at the Ten Commandments for the 21st Century and A Colorblind Church: Integration under the Steeple are available for just $6.00 each. Doncha just love DEALS??? Click here for more descriptive information about the books, ordering information, and to take advantage of author's discounts on other titles as well.

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