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St. Andrews, Saints, and Seahawks

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

The first time I laid eyes on St. Andrews, Scotland, an immediate love affair began. I returned last summer for the umpteenth time…and it never gets old for me. I love the layout of the town, how its two main streets funnel you toward the ancient cathedral, which took 160 years to build!...

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Tags: st. andrews, st. andrews weekend, reformation weekend, all saints weekend

What courage!

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

In this world of 24-hour news cycles and short attention spans, something that happened ten days ago is SUCH old news. But I cannot allow a momentous answer to our prayers and fasting pass without one more comment. A week ago Friday, Pastor Andrew Brunson was in a Turkish court for the fourth...

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Tags: holy spirit, andrew brunson

Our First Seahawk Saturday!

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Three years ago we launched a Saturday night worship service called, cleverly, Saturday Night at Chapel Hill! It was a somewhat risky venture because, except for our Catholic friends, no church in the community has been able to sustain a Saturday night service. But we felt it was worth trying...

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Tags: saturday worship, seahawks saturday, saturday church gig harbor

A Worldwide Family Reunion

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

I come from a very small family. One sister, no aunts, no uncles, no cousins. We could hold our family reunions in a phone booth. (For you millennials who don’t know what a “phone booth” is, Google it.) But when I married Cyndi, I was welcomed into a very large, very scattered...

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