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pastor

1. a clergyman or priest in charge of a congregation
2. a person who exercises spiritual guidance over a number of people
3. a S Asian starling, Sturnus roseus, having glossy black head and wings and a pale pink body
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calls up her husband; and the good pastor of Amherstberg is welcomed.
Now, if the truth must be told, the honest pastor had arranged a little programme, according to which this affair was to develop itself; and, on the way up, all had very cautiously and prudently exhorted each other not to let things out, except according to previous arrangement.
In fact, it was a troublesome matter to do up exactly in proper order; but the good pastor, at last, succeeded in getting everybody quiet, and delivering the speech with which he had intended to open the exercises; and in which, at last, he succeeded so well, that his whole audience were sobbing about him in a manner that ought to satisfy any orator, ancient or modern.
The time had been when a word from my old pastor would have put me in the right way again.
Because so much is at stake for the church at large, the congregation, and pastors themselves, every effort should be made to provide appropriate feedback through surveys, focus groups, and impartial interviewing of participants.
In the last chapter, he simply called pastors to the truth that "it is a privilege to face our impossible situations for Christ.
Building a Productive Pastor-Congregation Partnership in 40 Days is a 40-day study designed to help congregations and pastors meet one another on good terms and make a strong start in getting to know one another.
The genuine desire by the people and pastors of Anglican and Lutheran churches in Canada to work together in the Body of Christ is made all the more profound given the uniqueness of and the loyalty to our respective diversity and traditions.
You can write either about changing pastors or talking to your kids about sex.
The church has only had three or four pastors in its history, and Michael Piazza was pastor for 17 years, so it's not so unusual.
Pastors who preach from the Bible about issues such as abortion and homosexual marriage may now be subject to a federal knock on their church door.
The pastors, having a combined 60 years of ministerial experience, pour out their hearts through a stern warning that "church as usual" is guaranteed to fail.