Monthly Archives: June 2016

Pusillanimity = puny spirit

  Pusillanimity = puny spirit. May we live our lives with courage this day no matter what our challenges. May we do the “good” we’re capable of doing. Rich

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Preacher’s Post: Out of the Salt Shaker

Martin Niemöller is one of my models for faith—a deeply religious pastor who recognized he made some mistakes along the way. Niemöller was initially supportive of Hitler and the Nazis, and made some comments that were vaguely anti-Semitic.   But when … Continue reading

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ARTS CAMP: “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” JUNE 26TH

“Tell Me the Stories of Jesus“ TWO PERFORMANCES on JUNE 26TH @ 8:30AM and 10:15AM Children were invited to come explore the stories of Jesus using the creative arts in this week long experience. They were singing, dancing, dramatizing and … Continue reading

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Preacher’s Post: When the Gospel is at Risk

Micah 6:6-8 (The Message)  How can I stand up before GOD and show proper respect to the high God? Should I bring an armload of offerings topped off with yearling calves?  Would GOD be impressed with thousands of rams, with … Continue reading

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VBS in EGYPT: God Sightings

OUR VBS KIDS IN EGYPT June 13-17 Find links to memories here… Main Photo Slideshow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDHIBbJOy-0 Morning Worship – Indoors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPW0Hmh8yc4 Morning Worship – Outdoors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgSF2jDU8xg

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Preacher’s Post: The Incomplete Gospel

History can be boring, but what is boring can be critically important because we can learn from the past, and apply those lessons today. You’ve heard me say more than once that the hardest thing is for us to tell … Continue reading

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Choosing hope over despair has always been a crucial choice

  Choosing hope over despair has always been a crucial choice for me.  But as I rise this morning to a new day, it feels like it is an even more important choice given the tenor of the news that’s … Continue reading

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Preacher’s Post: An American Idol?

I’ve invited Tracy Walthard, our Director of Children and Family Ministries to preach this Sunday. Two weeks ago we talked about choosing gratitude over entitlement. Those who have gone on before us have blessed us. Last week, Bill and Mary … Continue reading

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4TH OF JULY FOOD BOOTHS: DONATIONS WANTED

WE ARE COLLECTING NAME-BRAND ITEMS  FOR OUR 4TH OF JULY FOOD BOOTHS    SODAS  PEPSI DIET PEPSI SPRITE DIET SPRITE SPRITE ZERO ROOT BEER ORANGE SODA  16 OZ. BOTTLED WATERS  CHIPS 1 OZ. BAGS (INDIVIDUAL SERVINGS)    BRING YOUR DONATIONS … Continue reading

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Bill Shea told this joke…

Bill Shea told this joke to describe what it felt like for him and his wife Mary when news of their son Tim’s death reached them: Someone had stolen their tent. Their life as it had been ended. Yes, this … Continue reading

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