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February 23, 2017

Word from the Pastor – A Wake-Up Song

A few months ago I was fascinated to learn the history of the Doxology that we–and churches around the world–sing in worship every Sunday. I had always assumed that the words and lyrics were ancient, coming from the earliest centuries of the Christian church. But not so. Actually, they were published in 1709 by Thomas […]

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August 31, 2015

A Word from the Pastor: 100 Years (and counting)

A year ago, during one of our monthly Coffee & Snack Fellowship times, I scattered cards and pens around the tables and asked church members to write down what they thought we should do to celebrate the 100th anniversary the following year. I still have those cards, with handwriting from elementary-aged to senior adults. So let’s check back to see if we covered everything.

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April 2, 2015

A Word from the Pastor: That New Church Smell

A church isn’t a church without its people… and some decent carpet. Fortunately, we’ve got great examples of both right here!

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October 8, 2014

A Word from the Pastor

In our Wednesday Bible Study series “What’s in the Old Testament,” one recent session was about the judges and kings of ancient Israel. We used Samson and David as examples to show that even when a leader was respected and great, he or she could still mess up in a big way that had consequences […]

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August 1, 2014

A Word from the Pastor

I’m especially excited about two things mentioned in the┬ánewsletter from this month. First is the Beginning Faith class, which will start this August. Second is the church’s 100th anniversary, which we’ll celebrate next August. I think the two are wonderfully connected. The Beginning Faith class is for new Christians and older kids who are interested […]

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