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A Note from Pastor Don – May 2019

by Jill Richard

Preaching during the seven Sundays of the Easter season is my favorite time because I love to proclaim the risen Jesus—the things he said and did before he went up to heaven on Ascension Day. Luke records that just before he rose up into the clouds he said to his disciples, “Thus it stands written: […]

May 2019 from Your Congregational President

by Jill Richard

Declaring & Teaching – Jesus is Lord! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter, I know I did. The highlight of the Easter season for me was Good Friday. Not only did I have the day off and enjoyed it and the weather immensely, but the Tenebrae Service Pastor also had Friday evening was phenomenal. […]

A Note from Pastor Rich May 2019

by Jill Richard

Greetings in Christ Jesus Jesus Christ is Risen!  It is by this proclamation that we live.  This is the core of who we are.  In this, we say, “Yes.”  The word yes means that it is so.  In old English, it means “so be it.”  Because Jesus Christ is Risen, we too will rise.  “So […]

Treasurer’s Notes May 2019

by Jill Richard

December 2018 Financial Report to the District with updated financial figures as of 12-31-2018 Rev. Dr. Paul A. Linnemann The relationship between the District and the congregations isn’t all that different from the relationship between a congregation and its members. The church is really the people who make up the body of Christ. Together, we […]

Calendar May 2019

by Jill Richard

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat       19am Women’s Bible Class   10am Chapel     12pm Senior Center 2 National Day of Prayer 5:30pm Praise Team 3 10am Sisters Bible study (library) 7pm First Friday Dinner (Clancy’s Pub, Sherwood) 4 9am Men’s Group (Library) 5Communion 8:30 Traditional 9:40 Christian Ed 10:45 […]

A note from Pastor Don – April 2019

by Jill Richard

Last Sunday evening I held a meeting in the Connect Center regarding our church’s evangelism. Around twenty people came and heard me give a presentation which included my personal and professional thoughts about it; we read an article together, watched a video from the last Northwest District Convention, and enjoyed an hour-long question and answer […]

April 2019 From Your Congregational President

by Jill Richard

Declaring & Teaching – Jesus is Lord! “Long though they way may seem, there is not one inch too much. I, your Lord, am not only with you on the journey, I planned, and am planning, the journey.” So, starts one of my devotionals for March 21, the morning of the council meeting, a second […]

A note from Pastor Don – March 2019

by Jill Richard

“Behold the man!” proclaimed the unwitting preacher Pontius Pilate in one of the shortest yet most profound sermons ever recorded. This will be our endeavor this Lent and Easter. Behold the man, God in human flesh, Jesus. His incarnation will provide the basis for our meditation and His real bodily suffering and death will provide […]

Lenten Recipe from the Christian Middle East

by Jill Richard

Submitted by Leslie Atiyeh If you have ever wondered what the Christians did to honor the Lenten tradition of fasting (or abstaining from meat) during the Lenten period here is one example of a simple recipe using easily found local ingredients in their markets. Lentils and Wheat (Imjadara) 2 cups lentils                                      Salt and pepper to […]