Glories stream from heaven afar…

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What is glory?  When do we see or experience glory?  Is it possible to live glory? Glory is an important word in the experiences of people with God in the Old Testament and the New Testament.  The Hebrew word kabod means weight or importance that is magnified.  We experience glory and can give glory to others and to God.  God … Read More

What does peace look like?

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The Christmas carols are ringing out.  The Christmas decorations are brightening up our homes and the stores.  There is excitement in the air and our lives are busy, busy, busy.  As we head into the Christmas season, it might be time to ask ourselves how is our soul?  How is our life with God? I’m guessing that many of us … Read More

A way of life…

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We’re giving thanks this Sunday for all that God has given us in family, friends, church, and more.  With Thanksgiving coming up next week, we do have a lot for which to be thankful!  Giving thanks is not just a one day event or even a once-a-day practice.  Giving thanks is a way of being in a way of life. … Read More

So many gifts…

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God gives us all gifts for ministry – teaching, caring, healing, serving, and loving.  We are all called, encouraged, and equipped to be leaders. In Ephesians 4:12-13, Paul writes, “His (Christ’s) purpose was to equip God’s people for the work of serving and building up the body of Christ until we all reach the unity of faith and knowledge of … Read More

Remember…

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This Sunday we remember our saints who have been avenues of God’s grace.  They have shared our lives, loved us and blessed us.  Every saint impacts our lives in unique ways as gifts from God.  In our worship, we’ll remember relatives and our own members – Jessie Haney and Karen Hammer – who left us for the place God prepared … Read More

The flow of Grace…

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God’s grace flows in every moment, in every place, and in every situation in our lives.  We may experience grace in a conversation, encounter, or deep in our soul.  God invites us to receive grace and participate in the flow of grace. The apostle Paul writes to the Philippians to encourage them in their partnership in the mission of the … Read More

All Around Us…

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God’s grace is at work all around us and in us.  Are we looking for the signs?  Are we seeing God’s handiwork?  When we see God at work, are our hearts filled with gratitude? The apostle Paul writes to the Philippians to give thanks.  Come and be with us Sunday as we Sarah shares her insights in living gratitude.  Let’s … Read More

Grace…

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God’s grace flows from who God is to move in each of us and in our world.  God’s love and grace makes all things new — including us.  As people of faith, we know about God’s grace.  We believe in God’s grace.  We trust in God’s grace.  Have you ever wondered about how, when, and where do we actually engage God’s grace?  … Read More

Hope…

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Fear has its own way of disrupting our lives whether it is unreal fear, fear of the other, fear of the future or even fear of loss and dying.  The swirl of fears can just overwhelm us and turn our lives upside down.  We seem to be further and further from just being in God’s presence which is the calm … Read More

Fears of the Future…

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We’re looking at fear in our lives.  I’m guessing that if you took a piece of paper and jotted down your fears that you could list 20 or more in less than 3 minutes.  I did 23 in 1 1/2 minutes with naming fears for the well-being of my family members.  This week we look at our fear for the … Read More