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Holy Week and Easter at Lovely Lane

We find ourselves in the midst of some unusual times.  Our country and world have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in ways we never could have imagined.  We certainly keep everyone in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.  If we can be helpful in any way,...
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The Lenten Season

We don’t know what we don’t know.  With more than a decade’s worth of research, David Dunning, a psychologist at Cornell University, has demonstrated that humans find it “intrinsically difficult to get a sense of what we don’t know.”  Whether an individual lacks competence in...
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Lovely Lane Youth Present – “Yesterday’s News” – An Easter Play

The youth of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, presented an original play written by Pastor Paul Wilcox that takes a look at how the death of Jesus might have been covered by the news media, had they existed then but with today’s technology and...
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A Note From Home – April 2017

What did the centurion know that we don’t know?  What did he see that we  didn’t see?  It was he who gave the orders to drive the nails and raise the cross upright.  He saw the mocking inscription above the criminal’s head; he heard his anguished words of suffering.  He watched...
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