Weekly Update 8.13.18

Oh the many hats we wear each day!  Sundays are always an adventure for my family as we never know where the day will take us after worshipping with everyone.  Yesterday I was not only Pastor Jan but also Farmer Jan and Technician Jan as we spent the afternoon at...

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Weekly Update 8.6.18

I’m sitting at my desk staring at my calendar in utter disbelief!  How can it possibly be August…the second week of August?!?  On top of time flying by, add in the unusual weather with flooding one week and heat advisories the next and we find ourselves in one of the...

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Weekly Update 7.23.18

I had a great time at the bi-annual Brethren in Christ gathering last weekend.  As pastors and leaders gathered from all over  the country and the world, it was cool to see the unity we share and the common passion for Jesus.  At the conference, we heard reports from the...

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Weekly Update 7.9.18

This weekend (Friday through Monday), pastors and church members from all over the United States will be gathering at Messiah College for the bi-annual Brethren in Christ General Assembly.  Every two years, we gather as a larger church body to worship, reflect, and discuss what it means to live for...

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Weekly Update 7.2.18

It’s hard to believe we find ourselves a full month into summer and a full month into our study through the book of Colossians!  I hope you’ve been able to follow along with us as we’ve gone verse by verse through Paul’s in depth look at what it means to...

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Weekly Update 6.25.18

It’s June 25th!  Six more months and it will be Christmas! (Feel free to roll your eyes at me here).  This morning I looked at the clock in our bathroom, which also displays the date, and was reminded of how quickly this year is going.  It feels like we just...

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Weekly Update 6.18.18

There are moments that make us pause and reflect.  Yesterday, for example, was Father’s Day and many of us took time to think about our dads and father-figures and their impact on our lives.  As we find ourselves square in the middle of June, we as a church have the...

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Weekly Update 6.11.18

After yesterday’s sermon on being rescued, I’ve been thinking about some recent and some not-so-recent movies that deal with being rescued.  Do you know the one thing they all have in common?  Every one of them, from the 1990 Disney classic “Rescuers Down Under” to the latest Liam Neeson “Taken”...

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Weekly Update 6.4.18

Happy Monday everyone!  All over Facebook this morning, I see parents, teachers, and students alike celebrating today as the last Monday of the school year.  As I am not a school teacher, student, or parent of a school-aged child, I reluctantly miss out on this celebratory day.  As like many...

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Weekly Update 5.14.18

This past Thursday was Ascension Day—40 days after Easter Sunday when Jesus ascended before the disciples’ eyes into heaven.  It was the last time they saw Him here on earth and yet it was just the beginning of their journeys with Him as they each went out into the world...

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