Weekly Update 8.21.17

Have you gone fishin’ lately?  Yesterday, we looked at the final chapter in the book of John and explored Jesus’ call for each of us to go fishing.  At the same time, Jesus is also calling us to take care of His sheep.  These two metaphors remind us of the...

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Weekly Update 8.14.17

It’s sad to admit but summer is quickly coming to a close.  Within the next two weeks, students will begin returning to school and the days will begin to get shorter.  The swimming pools will close down and the beaches will have no one building castles on them.  But as...

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Weekly Update 8.7.17

There’s something special about being invited.  Whether you open the mailbox and find an invitation, you receive a text from a friend inviting you out for coffee, or a neighbor walks up and invites you over, the invitation makes you feel wanted.  People say “we should do this or that...

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Weekly Update 7.31.17

I remember sitting in school staring at the clock.  The teacher was fully engrossed in the lesson, completely unaware that the last few remaining seconds were quickly passing by.  In just a few moments, the class would be over and I would be free to start the weekend.  In just...

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Weekly Update 7.24.17

“Be still and watch”…as I closed the sermon yesterday, we were challenged to simply be still and see what God would do in the challenges we’re each facing.  Funny thing is, I feel like since that closing statement yesterday I’ve done everything but “being still.”  Isn’t it amazing how life...

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Weekly Update 7.17.17

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written my “weekly update.”  Between celebrating Independence Day (by shooting two fireworks shows!) and attending a Brethren in Christ Pastor’s continuing education course, I haven’t been around my computer much!  But here I am, back at it and excited to share some events...

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Weekly Update 6.26.17

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day yesterday for our annual picnic!  Thank you to everyone who joined in on the fun as well as a special thanks to our trustee and kitchen committees for all of their hard work setting up and tearing everything down.  After all...

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Weekly Update 6.19.17

I hope you all had a great day celebrating Father’s Day and spending time with your families!  I know many of you were on vacation this weekend and weren’t able to join us in worship yesterday.  We continued in our study of the Book of James as we launched into...

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Weekly Update 6.12.17

What did you do yesterday?  Did it go according to your plan?  Several of you shared with me yesterday after the service that you also struggle in the area of planning ahead.  The second half of James 4 really brings to light the subtle but profound way we tend to...

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Weekly Update 6.5.17

Allison, Allan, and I had a great weekend away camping with our family at Knoebels!  While we didn’t get a lot of rest, we did have a lot of fun with our nieces and nephews.  There’s nothing quite like a large, multigenerational family trying to stick together in an amusement...

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