Invitation to Lent

Friends in Christ, today with the whole church we enter the time of remembering Jesus’ passover from death to life, and our life in Christ is renewed. We begin this holy season by acknowledging our need for repentance and for God’s mercy. We are created to experience...

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How Did He Do It?

I’ve had several people ask me what I have been doing to lose weight. This last week, someone even asked if I would teach a class. Here’s the idea that I have. I am willing to coach a group of people who have learned a little about keto with intermittent fasting on...

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Fasting to End Hunger

“And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that your...

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The Year of the Lamb

“Then another portent appeared in heaven: a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.” ~Revelation 12:3 The Chinese Year of the Dragon will not recur until 2024, but Christian faith finds itself constantly in the year of...

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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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