Holden Village Trip 2018

On June 22nd, a group of 15 left for an adventure at Holden Village. Holden is the kind of place that you have to plan to get there. Actually, our plans began before Christmas in 2017. The 22nd was our travel day to Wenatchee, WA. It was an 8 hour drive or so and we...

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The Grace of Dogs

“Be thou comforted, little dog, thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail.” ~Martin Luther It’s the dog days of summer…without our dog. On July 26th, we thanked Porter and hugged him as he slipped into silence. Andrea and I adopted Porter nearly twelve...

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The Whole Story

“The woman, knowing what had happened, knowing she was the one, stepped up in fear and trembling, knelt before [Jesus], and gave him the whole story. Jesus said to her, “Daughter, you took a risk of faith, and now you’re healed and whole. Live well, live blessed! Be...

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From Your Pastoral Team: June 2018

Into your hands, almighty God, we place ourselves: our minds to know you, our hearts to love you, our wills to serve you, for we are yours. Into your hands, incarnate Savior, we place ourselves: receive us and draw us after you, that we may follow your steps; abide in...

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Getting to the Bowels of the Matter

Something about an internal organ rupture has had me thinking about my guts lately. Did you know the “seat of the emotions” in the Old Testament was not simply the heart but also the bowels? I recall comedian Mark Lowry saying a lot of love songs would be ruined by...

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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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