Carry Christ’s Peace

Gracious God, grant peace among nations. Cleanse from our own hearts the seeds of strife: greed and envy, harsh misunderstandings and ill will, fear and desire for revenge. Make us quick to welcome ventures in cooperation among the peoples of the world, so that there...

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Star Words

For the fourth year, we are going to undertake the spiritual practice of receiving a StarWord. On January 06, during worship you were invited to come forward to choose a star with your guiding word for the year. You can let the Spirit do her work and with eyes closed...

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Hope as a Light in the Face of Darkness

Longing for peace, our world is troubled. Longing for hope, many despair. Your word alone has pow'r to save us. Make us your living voice. Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts. Shine through the darkness. Christ, be our light! Shine in your church gathered today....

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Silent Prayers with Pastor Sarah

I’m still processing much of what I learned/experienced/heard during my ten days away, but what affected me most was the rhythm of worship and the quiet. So much of life is stolen away by the noise. We keep ourselves so busy and scheduled; we allow our minds to become...

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All The Saints

Oh, blest communion, fellowship divine, we feebly struggle, they in glory shine; yet all are one in thee, for all are thine. Alleluia! Alleluia!— From the hymn “For All the Saints” ELW 422 v.3 For the last ten years or so I have become interested in my genealogy. Over...

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Creature Comforts

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live; the life I live in the body I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.” ~Galatians 2:20 I’m writing to say thank you for a recent experience of renewal. The “Here We Still Stand...

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Today I Am Thankful

“Sing to the Lord of harvest your songs of love and praise; with joyful hearts and voices your alleluias raise; by him the rolling seasons in fruitful order move; sing to the Lord of harvest, a joyous song of love.”—ELW 694 The air on my morning walks has been getting...

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You Are God’s Halloween Mask

“What else is all our work to God—whether in the fields, in the garden, in the city, in the house, in war, or in government—but just such a child’s performance, by which He wants to give His gifts in the fields, at home, and everywhere else? These are the masks of...

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On Our Hearts

I’ve never been one to say that “God has placed something on my heart.” I’m not sure why, especially since my heart is the place where all my decisions are made. But, there has always been one thing, that has tugged at me since before Steve and I were even married....

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The Hard Stuff

“I had this feeling come over me today that most people are good and decent. We just LOOK at the bad ones too much. And then our perspective is distorted and we think the whole world is like that. But most are good. Don’t @ me with all the evil present in the world. I...

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It’s Easier to Float in a Boat

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the...

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