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Open Doors

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Prayer Requests

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Hymns for Him

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Op—Eds

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Outreach

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Pastor’s Commentary

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Text Box: Hello Brothers & Sisters,
Have you ever visited the Washington Monument in our nation’s capital?  I will always remember my first trip there and the experience of climbing those narrow spiral stairs to the pinnacle of the monument.  I would like to share some information I was given which sheds light on the faith of our Founding Fathers as displayed in the design of some our nation’s most important edifices and add a few personal notes.  

 On the aluminum cap atop the Washington Monument in Text Box: Washington DC are two words: Laus Deo.  No one can see these words.  In fact, most visitors to the monument have no idea they are even there, let alone why. But there they are ... 555 feet, 5.125 inches high, perched atop the monument to the father of our nation, overlooking the 69 square miles which comprise the District of Columbia, capital of the United States of America. Laus Deo!  Two seemingly insignificant, unnoticed words—out of sight and, one might think, out of mind, but very meaningfully placed at the highest point over what is the most powerful city Text Box: in the world. And what might those two words comprised of just four syllables and only seven letters mean?  Very simply: "Praise be to God!" 

Though construction of this giant monument began in 1848 when James Polk was President of the United States, it was not until 1888 that the monument was inaugurated and opened to the public.  It took twenty-five years to finally cap the memorial with the tribute Laus Deo! “Praise be to God!” From atop this magnificent granite and marble structure a visitor can take in the beautiful Text Box: Christian Church of  God Newsletter
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One Prayer  Can Make a Difference
Laus Deo

Music Can Have Shape

 Once in a Blue Moon

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