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From the Pastor's Desk - February 2019

"Her children rise up and call her blessed" (Proverbs 31:28). These words filled my heart and mind last month as my 96-year-old mom peacefully fell asleep in Jesus on Sunday afternoon, January 20. All of her ninety-six years were spent in or around my little home town in Iowa. This is where she was born, and this is where she died. That is pretty amazing in and of itself i...

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December 2018 - From the Pastor's Desk

Welcoming the Christmas Guest It's that time of year when we can expect company in our homes family and friends may come from near and far to stay with us over the holidays. The reverse might also be true: we may be guests in someone else's home over the Christmas season. There is a difference between guests and visitors. Guests are people for whom we are preparing and...

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November 2018 - Giving Thanks

November a month that includes both religious and civic observances: the festival of All Saints at the beginning of the month, mid-term elections that will bring to a blessed conclusion all of the mud-slinging campaign ads, and the Thanksgiving holiday when people come together and offer thanks for blessings received. Regardless of our political affiliation or where we st...

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