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Scars do not define you… (See you this Sunday!)

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So this very well end up in the sermon this week — so if you haven’t seen Moana yet, time to get on the ball before this Sunday… I have crossed the horizon to find you (Ou loto mamaina toa) I know your name (Manatu atu) They have stolen the heart from inside you (Taku […]

God knows there is loss in the world

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God knows there is loss in the world – and sin and brokenness – or whatever you want to call it. And some of us see more than others, and most of us, more than we deserve. In so many ways this world is still broken and still waiting to be redeemed — and sometimes […]

It takes many people to be the church

by Church Admin

It takes many people to be the church. Not because it takes many people to support a building –or- to serve on committee -or- to hire a pastor or whatever else a “church” does. It takes many people to be the church because we each experience God’s grace in a different way. We each feel […]

Speaking of Heart!

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Our youth made Valentines at the beginning of this month for our shut-ins — and I (as pastor) got to deliver them. And to me, there is something about watching the joy come across people’s faces when handed a card made of stickers, markers, and glitter – and how the love of Christ can be […]

Kick back, chill out, and take a day of rest

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Rest is the first thing to go when we get busy – at least that’s true for me. And maybe that’s true for you. We live in a society that ascribes worth to being productive and busy and who often devalues taking time to chill, relax, and renew relationships. And yet God calls us to […]

I bet Christmas has you running…

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I bet Christmas has you running. In addition to the usual errands that you do, there is now pressure to plan holiday gatherings, do Christmas cards, and purchase gifts for anyone that you’d rather not leave out this year. Plus, everyone else is out on the road right now doing the same thing which, means […]

Jesus is Coming; Look Busy!

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There used to be bumper stickers that said “Jesus is coming, Look busy” – and if you can find one for me, fantastic, send me the link. And to me, that’s Advent! This is the season of the year that we as the church are reminded that Jesus is coming – and we get to […]

God’s church, half a world away!

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Ethiopia is half a world away – and a totally different place to experience. So much about the food and culture is different from the things we enjoy here, and yet it is beautiful in its own way. There the Christians have been worshiping since the fourth century AD which is older than most of […]

More than just church attendance… !

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This past Wednesday, I was talking to our 7th and 8th graders about what it means to be Christian – and if it came with any obligations or things we should do as Christians. A few said things like, “yea, like go to church and stuff on Sunday.”   And the question I had for […]