Author Archives: Steve LaMotte

About Steve LaMotte

Husband of Andrea and father of four amazing children. Pastor of Orchard Church in Magnolia, Delaware. Elder in the Pen-Del Conference.

Advent: The Christ Candle

*A week or so late, but I wanted to post.* Over the past four weeks, we have been in the season of Advent. Advent is not a countdown to Christmas, but a season of waiting, expectation, and self-examination as we … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Advent: Peace

Through our Advent Journey, we have practiced a rhythm of watching and waiting by looking at God’s faithfulness, God’s love, and the joy that God brings us. This morning we light the fourth candle, the Candle of Peace. Our scripture … Continue reading

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Joy- The Third Sunday of Advent

(A brief reading I wrote for worship this past Sunday as we lit the third Advent Candle) Advent Week 3: Joy  On the first week of Advent, we lit the candle of Faith as we put our trust in God … Continue reading

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LOVE: Week Two of Advent

We are in the second week of Advent. Last week, we lit the candle of Hope as we heard that Jesus’ return brings us hope in the midst of despair. This morning, we hear from the prophet Malachi: “I will … Continue reading

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A Long Day With Postive Results

Yesterday (11/19), Caleb received his long-awaited hearing test at Children’s Hospital​ of Pennsylvania (CHOP). Knowing that he has microtia of his right ear, and concerned that he has diminished hearing in his “good” ear because of fluid, we had been … Continue reading

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Orchard Midweek Podcast: EP 001

I have the honor of working with Ben Wilcox at Orchard Church. He is our Worship/Youth Pastor- and all around good guy. We’ve been talking about recording a podcast as a resource to our church and greater community since August … Continue reading

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God Said Yes

I’m leading a Bible study this Fall on the book of Ephesians. We’re just a week into it, but Paul’s writings are so rich and vivid as he talks about our place in the family of God. He writes, “For … Continue reading

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