From the Grace Kitchen to Yours!

“Let us break bread together”. The Worship Committee along with Fellowship are offering up a wonderful opportunity for our Grace Family to “be together” since we cannot participate in onsite Lenten Dinners this year. We are asking the Congregation to cook a dish (their choice,...
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From the Grace Kitchen to Yours!

“Let us break bread together”. The Worship & Music Committee along with Fellowship are offering up a wonderful opportunity for our Grace Family to “be together” since we cannot participate in onsite Lenten Dinners this year. We are asking the Congregation to cook a dish(their...
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What do you do after you win the Super Bowl?

“What do you do after you win the Super Bowl?”Well – you bask in the win for a little while – but then life goes on.Who’s the successor to the GOAT? The question is being asked. I hearthe name Blaine Gabbert a good bit. Thing is…life goes on.You don’t bask in the glory forever....
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Wisdom for the Ages

Wisdom for the agesWith information technology always advancing, with medicine and science always breaking new barriers  (“Operation Warp Speed” was simply an amazing feat!), we tend to think primarily in terms of the “latest and greatest” or “newest is best”. True...
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A Year Like No Other

My  “Pastor’s Message” for this week,  is my  “Pastor’s Report to the  Congregation”  for the year 2020.   It is included in the “Congregational Annual Report” but I share it here as well. Blessings to each and all of you as we move into the new...
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A Message from Stephen Ministry

Last year brought on a world of pain, anguish, hurt, fear, frustration, and loneliness for most of us. We didn’t know what to do, who to turn to or what would happen next. Who would have predicted that we would have been struck with a pandemic so great that it would shut...
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When Words Fall Short

There are times when we need the words that others have given us. Times when our words fall short;  when human words fall short;  when my words fall short. My words don’t always come out well.  They can come out in all kinds of sideways directions. So let us turn...
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Living and Leading Through Change

As the months roll on, living through this pandemic, the amount of change that we all face is both amazing and intense.  Things we never before imagined, have now become second nature. The workplace, church, school – no longer operate as they once did. Rhythms of social...
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Message from Pastor John – I Love Pink

On the third Sunday in Advent we light the 3rd candle – the “pink” candle. Why is it pink? The keyword for Advent III is “Joy”.  A tone of light-heartedness in the darkening  nights. Pink sets it apart.  I love the joy of Advent – especially Advent III. ...
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Message from Pastor John – “You did it again!”

“You did it again!” Last Sunday, November 29, 2020, by all indications, was set to be a typical day marking the First Sunday in Advent – the beginning of a new Church Year – with an added emphasis of dedicating a live tree, planted earlier in November to mark the...
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