Jaw Joy

by Pastor Curt on September 23, 2015
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I won’t make this a long post. But post I must. Jaw pain on my right side has plagued me since a root canal tooth failed in May. This morning I underwent oral surgery to remove dead bone on the right side of my jaw. The procedure exceeded my expectations. My surgeon cleaned out a [...]

A Birthday Prayer

by Pastor Curt on September 19, 2015
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Among the gifts I enjoy as a now 63 year old man is friendship with an extraordinary pastor from Jacksonville. He specializes in praying for folks using the content of the Psalms. For my birthday last week he sent me this adaptation from Psalm 16. Preserve Curt for another year, O God. On this birthday remind [...]

A Cancer Reality Check

by Pastor Curt on August 15, 2015
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Yesterday Nancy and I spent the morning at the hospital. She was scheduled to have her chemo ports removed. Early on in what normally is a fairly routine, simple procedure, the doctor discovered that the catheter of the port placed in her abdomen had gotten dislodged somehow. That meant he had to scramble to put [...]

Take That, Ovarian Cancer

by Pastor Curt on August 1, 2015
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It gives me great pleasure to rep0rt that Nancy’s latest blood test (she gets them quarterly now), came back with a CA-125 reading of 19. Above 35 is considered out of range. She remains well within acceptable results to give us confidence that healing from this stupid disease continues. She sees the doctor this week [...]

Children, Children Everywhere

by Matt West on July 31, 2015
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Over 70 children came to at least one day of VBS!  Over 40 workers helped make it whatever success it was!  We are so excited about some of the things that happened and I’m sure many stories will pour out over the next several days, weeks, and months! We want to share with you a [...]

Vacation Bible School!

by Matt West on July 24, 2015
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You’ve heard it talked about. Now that it is just around the corner, here is a primer of some special things about our Vacation Bible School.  The curriculum is God Always Wins from Desiring God. VBS starts at 9 AM every morning between Monday and Friday! We are expecting many from the Little Ears Expo [...]

Where there is mold… the Salerno Team will be there!

by Kelly Simpson on June 15, 2015
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I made six great friends. Being knee-deep in black mold has a way of bonding people! We are the Salerno Team! We traveled to help the Valiquettes and the Davidsons in Salerno, Italy. We painted, we cleaned, we constructed a stage, we disinfected, we ran cables, we swept, we sealed, we organized, we vacuumed and [...]

Why Family Night Matters To Me

by Pastor Curt on June 11, 2015
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This Sunday evening, June 14, at 5 PM, OGC will have its second Family Night Member’s Meeting. I wouldn’t dream of missing it. And not just because I’m one of the shepherds of the flock. I’m pretty certain I would make this a priority, if I were a “mere” regular sheep of the fold. Why? [...]

A Very Special GraceKids

by Matt West on May 15, 2015
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GraceKids is one of the programs we have implemented in our children’s ministry. It is during the sermon and our kids learn about our catechism, the Old Testament, the New Testament, and Heroes in Church History. And a few times each year, we have five Sundays in a month and have the opportunity to do [...]

Triperspectivalism, Leadership, Following and Thriving

by Michael Graham on May 11, 2015
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(Note: this post originally appeared on michaelsgraham.com) It is incredibly important to know not only what kind of leader you are but what kind of leader you thrive underneath. A fair amount of writing has gone into analyzing the Triperspectival leadership styles of prophets, priests and kings. You can read John Frame’s Doctrine of the Knowledge of God or Primer on [...]





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