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"Milestones" - Message from the Pastor, May 2019

This month marks the college graduation of my twin daughters. Of course, we will all be there to cheer them on and celebrate this major milestone in life. This will be three of my four daughters who have now finished college woo hoo! Just recently, a former member sent a note with several photos of my girls when they were about eight years old. Of course, these pictures ...

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April Is Here - April 2019

"So it is with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable" (1 Corinthians 15:42). April is here, winter is behind us, and spring weather is beckoning us to come out and play. I am itching to be outside and work in my garden, especially on a bright and sunny day like today. The spring season brings with it a bursting forth of ...

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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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