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Pastor's Message

Stephen Olford tells the story of Peter Miller, a Baptist pastor during the American Revolution. Miller lived in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, and one of his dearest friends was General George Washington. In the town of Ephrata, there also lived a spiteful troublemaker named Michael Wittman who did all he could to oppose and humiliate Miller.

One day, Wittman was arrested for treason and sentenced to death. When he heard the news, Miller set out to Philadelphia to plead for the life of his enemy. After walking seventy miles—on foot—Miller petitioned his friend, General Washington, to spare Wittman’s life. “No, Peter,” General Washington said. “I cannot grant you the life of your friend.” “My friend?” exclaimed the old preacher. “He’s not my friend. In fact, he is the bitterest enemy I have.” “What?” cried Washington. “You’ve walked seventy miles to save the life of an enemy? That puts the matter in a different light. I’ll grant your pardon.” And he did. That day, Miller and Wittman walked back home to Ephrata together. When they arrived home, they were no longer enemies. They were friends. 

Special Announcements

Daylight Savings Ends: At 2am Sunday, November 6.  Turn your clock back before going to bed... don't be late!

Operation Christmas Child: A reminder to return your shoeboxes to the foyer by November 6.  Thank you!

55+: Get the most out of your library card: we will meet on Friday, November 18 in the FIresdie Room at 12noon. Alison Campbell will highlight some of the resources and services of your local library, including access to online newspapers from around the world, movie streaming services, language learning programs, in-person and online programs, and using the library catalogue. Bring all those library questions you've always wanted to ask! You can sign up on the website under ‘Events’ by November 14, please!

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