Pastor's Update

February Family Fun At First

Families with preschool and elementary church are invited to come, share, and have fun on Saturday, February 6.   Children are invited to decorate the church, connect with members, hunt for treasure, and receive a treat. Sign up your child(ren) for a time slot (30-40 minutes,...

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Getting Ready For A New Season

We’re having nearly a hour more daylight now at the end of January than we had a Christmas time. That’s a sign that we’re heading for a new season and warmer weather! Yes, the days are lengthening here in the Northern Hemisphere. And the olde English word for...

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Happy Epiphany!

With the exception of Easter, the festival called Epiphany is the oldest festival in the Christian Church – even older than Christmas – dating from some 300 years after Christ was born. The early Christian Church wanted to have a special day on which they celebrated that Jesus Christ...

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First Things - August 26, 2020

Devotion   Just the other day I saw a bumper sticker stating, “In Science We Trust.”  Science consists of human interpretations and conclusions based on human observations.  God gave us our senses and intends for us to use them to increase our...

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First Things - August 19, 2020

Happy Day At SpringBrook   The COVID Crisis has touched us all.  But perhaps the group of individuals which have suffered more than any other group is the senior citizens who live in nursing homes and care facilities.  Completely isolated from the their families and friends...

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First Things - August 10, 2020

We Need Rain   It's not uncommon for us in the Midwest to have a dry spell in late July and early August.  We're in the midst of one right now.  You can see when you look at the grass.  And go away for a few days and it's possible you'll come back and...

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First Things - August 3, 2020

Great Morning   If you're a "morning person" - and I know some of you aren't - this morning was picture perfect:  57 degrees and not a cloud in the sky.     90% of our mornings were crystal clear when we lived in Malawi, with the...

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Special Announcement - March 17, 2020

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, A lot has happened in the last 96 hours: On Friday, the Minnesota Department of Health recommended cancelling all events with more that 250 people.  On Sunday, the US Centers for Disease Control recommended that no gatherings with more than 50...

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March 4, 2020 - A Lot Of Announcements

First Steps Early Learning Center Director   Ms. Anne Marquardt recently declined our call to serve as the director of our early learning center (ELC).    The ELC Business Team will meet next week to discuss the situation and make a recommendation concerning the...

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First Things - March 4, 2020 - A Little Lesson

This Sunday, we will use The Conclusion of the Ten Commandments as our Confession of Faith.  Can you still recite it?   THE CONCLUSION   What does God say about all these commandments?  He says, "I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for...

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