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Rev. John & Dorothy Retirement Song Lyrics

by St. Mark's Church

Below are the words to the Retirement “Song” the choir sang for Dorothy and John today (Sunday May 27) at their reception. Enjoy 🙂 John and Dorothy Mash Retirement Congratulations Tune – “Jesus Loves Me” In 1970 John was ordained For God’s ministry he was trained A life of service lay ahead In Christ’s footsteps he […]

Rev. John & Dorothy Retirement Reception

by St. Mark's Church

In case you missed them or wanted to read them again, we’re posting the words in the lovely presentation that Leslie Ann Hebb made to Dorothy and John at their “retirement” reception today (Sunday May 27). Leslie really captured what a lot of us feel about Dorothy and John and the contributions they’ve made to […]

Day 13: The Desert Highway II

by Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018

Saying goodbye to Petra, we turned north up the Desert Highway parallel to the Israelites’ route when they made their wilderness journey from Egypt to the Promised Land.  We stopped first at the magnificent Crusader castle of Karak, built on the location of the ancient Moabite capital, Kir Hareseth.  We continued to Madaba, known as […]

Day 12: Desert Traders

by Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018

Today was devoted to exploring Petra, where we discussed the mysteries of the Nabataean traders and their strategic location along the silk and spice trade routes between the east and west.  We entered the city through the Siq, a narrow slit in the mountains, with walls towering 80 meters on each side.  We spent the […]

Day 11: Northern Jordan and the Desert Highway

by Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018

After an early breakfast, we crossed the border at Allenby Bridge and began our journey in northern Jordan.  Our first stop was the ruins of Pella, where early Messianic Jews fled during the war with Rome in the First Century. Next we travelled south to the ancient city of Jerash, which boasts an unbroken chain of […]

Day 10: Free Day in Jerusalem

by Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018

Pretty well all of us went to church and then spread out all over. Some went to the Israel museum, some walked the ‘ramparts’ (walls) of old Jerusalem , some went to the Jewish ‘shouk’. Craig and I walked around the city and ended up at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre again where we […]