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Posts from December 2015

Toolbox for Sunday, January 10, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, January 10, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic The Epiphany: The Holy Spirit as Fuel for Missions Transformation and Witness Okay, we’ve been through the 4 weeks of Advent to begin our year, then 2 Sundays celebrating Christmas, and now we move into a new season we call “The Epiphany.” This roughly 4 week season of the…

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Toolbox for Sunday, January 3, 2016

Click here for the Sunday, January 3, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Christmas 2: What God Teaches us about Discipleship Transformation and Witness Today we go right back to the beginning. So often we think of disciples through the lives of Saints, and certainly Jesus Himself. But today, what does God teach us about discipleship? We are told that from the…

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Toolbox for Sunday, December 27, 2015

Click here for the Sunday, December 27, 2015 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Christmas 1:  What Young Samuel and Young Jesus Teaches us about Discipleship Transformation and Witness As the season of Advent is 4 weeks long, the season of Christmas is 12 days. Through Advent we looked at discipleship through the lens of ‘3’ critical people in the life of Jesus.…

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Advent and Discipleship

You can see from our Advent schedule the level of prayer, worship, mission and social in-reach ministry we have going on. How appropriate, since Advent is not only a time of preparation for the Birth of Jesus, but like any birth, it is a messy and even loud time of getting ready and cleaning house, while keeping a reverent spirit. This year,…

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Reflections on the Day of Healing Prayer

Dear David, WOW!!! Having done many Days of Healing Prayer, I do not remember one that was as anointed as this one, in that every participant seemed to be touched by the Holy Spirit! Hallelujah and Praise the Lord!!!! Let me back up…. First, Eunice did an amazing job, in spite of having a sinus infection, not only as our fearless leader,…

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Alpha on Fire

As Rector, it can be hard to know where to engage deeply in ministry. I am charged to be an overseer of the ministry, shepherding the entire flock. This requires I be available to all the ministries going on this great church, but this fall, I felt called to re-engage the small group ministry of Alpha. I haven’t led a small group…

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Stewardship Thanks

Thank you to all who turned in a tithing card.  Results are still being tabulated, but I can’t tell you how critical it is to mail in your card so that we can be the best stewards of the ministry before us. So, thank you again to all who have done so, and for those…

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Our Steeple and Gus Marjenhoff

It is somewhat surreal to look up from my office window and see men dangling from ropes at the 200-foot level. Yes, they are sanctioned to be up there, as they are painting every bit of the steeple. It was especially dizzying to watch the painters literally climb a ladder above the Golden ball to…

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