A Dead Guy’s Take on Idol Smashing

by Pastor Curt on February 24, 2015
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In our Resolving Everyday Conflict class last Sunday, the video lesson made mention of a helpful resource for ridding ourselves of the idols that often lie at the root of our conflicts. I promised I would post a link to the sermon manuscript by Thomas Chalmers entitled “The Expulsive Power of a New Affection.” A bit long [...]

Family Night Highlights

by Pastor Curt on February 23, 2015
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If you couldn’t make it last night, here’s what you missed! “Operation Beautification” Property Work Day and Pancake Breakfast – set for 8 AM, Saturday, March 21. Subdue the south wilderness beyond the playground and exercise dominion! Financial Snapshot of 2014 – total income up 10% and $44,601 extra applied to mortgage debt. Praise God [...]

No Comparison, No Way, No How

by Pastor Curt on February 21, 2015
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I enjoy Fridays. Unlike a lot of pastors who take Mondays off, I work that day. Keeps me out of trouble. I started taking Fridays off years ago.  I never looked back. One of the things I look forward to that day of the week, among others, is reading the paper with more leisure than [...]

How Do You Spell “Family Night?”

by Pastor Curt on February 17, 2015
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God help me, I know of no other way. F = Fun. That’s right. We’re going to have fun. Yay! A = Adventure. Un huh. Working on it. Pray for my favor with a certain band of recruits I’m wearing down with pastoral guilt to coerce their participation. M = Ministry. Hear about what God [...]

Surviving Sorrow

by Pastor Curt on February 11, 2015
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How’s Nancy? How are you? I get these two questions a lot these days. I’m grateful. Caring by others adds greatly to comfort in trial and the soul sorrow it can bring. As for question one . . . My wife amazes me. Her devotion to a natural cancer-beating protocol nearly defies description. She has [...]

Equipping Hour for Elementary Ages

by Matt West on February 7, 2015
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If you’ve been following every blog post in the last month and a half about Children’s ministry (and really, who hasn’t), you know that we have cool extra curricular activities, like Bible Quizzing, playground teaching, children’s choir, and hopefully, Vacation Bible School. You found that we have something (namely, GraceKids) planned during the Worship Service [...]

Divine Mathematics

by Pastor Curt on February 4, 2015
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I hated math. I remember getting a “D” in Mr. Donnelly’s seventh grade class when the “New Math” came out – whatever that was. My overachiever, get-all-A’s world crumbled then and there. It never recovered. In college I did everything I could to stay away from anything mathematics related. Wasn’t I surprised when I signed [...]

Children’s Ministry Extra Curricular

by Matt West on February 1, 2015
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Last month, I detailed our children’s ministry up to about the age of preschool and the Gracekids ministry from those in preschool to about second grade. There are also Equipping Hour classes on which we can fill you in, but today, I wanted to talk about some of the wonderful extra activities we have for [...]

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We are excited about where our children’s ministry is heading with God’s help and we hope to keep you informed of all the forthcoming opportunities! God is accomplishing great things!

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Birthday Burnings and Pleas for Mercy

by Pastor Curt on January 28, 2015
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Josh, You would have turned 37 today. Mom and I may not have necessarily enjoyed the pleasure of your company this very day. You would likely have pulled a double at the restaurant. But we would have caught up with you on your day off, maybe even watched the Super Bowl this Sunday, played perhaps with [...]

The God of Encouragement in the Fight for Life

by Pastor Curt on January 26, 2015
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I admitted up front in last Sunday’s sermon, “What To Do About Things Like Abortion and Racism,” that every year I struggle more with this particular message than any other. The challenge of speaking from the Bible to complicated subjects like abortion and racism for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday surpasses any other preaching assignment I know [...]