A Letter from Sarah

My dear friends, After this latest bout with pneumonia (the second one in eight months), I feel like I need to be a bit more transparent about what is going on with me, physically and emotionally. About 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, an...

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The Apostle Paul

Appreciating St. Paul: the Appealing, Appalling, Apostolic, Apocalyptic Preacher of Christ Sisters and Brothers, A blessed Easter season to you! The fifty days between Easter and Pentecost are a great time to explore the incredible message of God’s victory in Christ...

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Easter 2018

Forth he came at Easter like the risen grain, he that for three days in the grave had lain; raised from the dead, my living Lord is seen; love is come again like wheat arising green. (— Text from Oxford Book of Carols, © Oxford University Press 1928. All rights...

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Reading the Bible in a Year Update

Find The Reading Calendar In The Entryway Or Online One month down, you guys! One month down. And, there are a few things we now need to talk about. Let’s say you followed the plan for awhile and you were feeling really proud of yourself; then life got in the way and...

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From Your Pastoral Team: March 2018

From Pastor Steve: Lord Jesus, you shall be my song as I journey; I’ll tell everyday about you wherever I go: you alone are our life and our peace and our love. Lord Jesus, you shall be my song as I journey.—ELW 808 Last October, I shared the following about my mom’s...

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10 Things in 2017

Help us celebrate our church accomplishments in 2017: 73 5th-12th graders participated in Daycamp, Young Life camp, or the San Francisco mission trip. 500th anniversary of the Reformation was celebrated throughout the year, culminating in a Sunday series, "The Rose...

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Choose A Star

For the third year, we are going to undertake the spiritual practice of receiving a StarWord. On January 7, during worship you will be 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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Communication Breakdowns and Breakthroughs

"Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son.” Hebrews 1:1-2 “He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his...

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Needs vs. Wants

This time of year brings forward the concept of wants vs. needs. I remember as a child when the Sears Christmas catalog would arrive and I’m pretty sure I wanted just about everything in that catalog. I would look through the pages over and over to make sure I didn’t...

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