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Church Blog (Page 12)

Church Blog (Page 12)

Grace

“Grace” Bible Study

Dear Friends, Fall is just around the corner, and summer activities will be coming to an end. The days will be milder, our winter friends will be back, and it will be time to think about what we are going to do to fill our time. Well, I have an invitation for you! Some of you have gotten to know me through Vacation Bible School, through the 8 am service, or you have attended a Bible Study that I have…
Making a List

A New Standard

Amos 7:7-9 I love gadgets. Always have, always will. You can imagine my excitement when I saw the newest laser level on sale. Having just moved, I had boxes of pictures and other wall hangings just waiting to be unpacked and hung. Surely this tool would do the trick! Minutes later, I was at home shooting the little red beam on every flat surface of my house. It even curved around corners if you tilted it at just the proper…
Book Club

July & August On the Shelf

On the Shelf Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library. All are welcome to use our library. We have new and older books that are excellent reads. Pearl by Lauraine Snelling Today I am featuring one of our older books that explores the Dakota Territory of 1884. This is the second book of the Dakota Treasures Series. If you haven’t read this series, you will surely enjoy this one! It is about a lady named Pearl, who taught school for the…
Prayer

Stephen Ministry Corner

Encourage One Another … In 1 Thessalonians 5, Paul writes, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up…Encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.” God has called us all to build up and encourage one another. For those who are experiencing a really difficult time, our Stephen Ministers can provide the special encouragement, care, and support they need until they are past the crisis. If you would like more information on our Stephen Ministry, please call…
Passion

It’s Not About Us

Galatians 6:11-16 People willingly accept traditions – until they find out they may have to change their old habits. We are also more than willing to have others follow the traditions we have approved. Persons in the church sometimes try to force others to accept particular traditions. In Galatia, a group of law-observant Jews are pressing the Gentiles to be circumcised, a Jewish rite. And yet for Paul that physical distinction has no bearing on the Gentiles’ acceptance of Christ…

July 4th Picnic

Meet Pastor John The meet our new pastor and 4th of July picnic was a huge success! There were 160+ in attendance! Chef Linda and her crew of volunteers delivered another great meal of hamburgers and chili dog’s with baked beans, potato salad and more. We even had ice cream bars to top it off! Jerry Hicks lead us in the Star Spangled Banner. There were many prizes given away. We all got to meet Pastor John’s wife, Pastor Valerie…
WaterFamily

When Life is Tough (part 2)

Galatians 3:23-29 What makes one person more valued than another? In some places, it is how much money someone has. In another place, it might be the color of skin. In school, it could be the person with the highest grades. In some cultures, the politician has the greatest influence. In first-century Galatia (part of present day Turkey) certain qualities set people apart from one another: a free man was more valued than a slave; a male had more authority…
HappySeniors

Adult Vacation Bible School

July 9 – 13, 2018 Join Us For…FOOD, FUN, FELLOWSHIP & FAITH-BUILDING WITH RHONDA PLINSKE & FRIENDS! We’re all invited to join in a 5-day really fun ADULT-ONLY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, from Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13 from 9 am-noon. Church membership NOT required. First of all, it will incorporate 3 basic things: It’s FREE (and you all know how much we love anything that’s FREE), it’s great FELLOWSHIP (meet new friends), and it is bound to be…
HealthyHome

Gift Of A Healthy Home

Heifer Project I just finished painting my closet yesterday. Many of the recipients of our gifts thru Heifer International would probably ask “What is a closet?” God’s poorest and hungriest families would love to have living conditions as clean as a newly painted closet. Well, as always, help is on the way. One donor this past month specified giving two gifts of a “Healthy Home.” Families are given the opportunity to earn the income they need to improve their living…
Standing

Temptations and Consequences

Luke 8:1-3 Jesus extends his ministry of hospitality far beyond our wildest imagination. As he travels from place to place, many decide to follow him. Some experience the freedom of a new life. In all circumstances, those who decide to follow Jesus experience a change in heart. They cannot remain the same. Something beautiful happens, and they know it. The text may not explain in detail about all those who follow Jesus, but their stories are as important as those…
Outreach

When Life Is Tough

1 Kings 19:1-15a Elijah did not exactly get it right, did he? God gives him a great victory over four hundred-fifty prophets of Baal in a face-to-face encounter, but Elijah runs scared from the threat of one person, Jezebel, who is miles away. God sends a messenger to make sure that Elijah eats, but the prophet has to be told a second time. to take on nourishment. Elijah complains that he is left alone as the only faithful one in…
New Life

Rise to New Life

Luke 7:11-17 Her only son has died. Being a widow with no male in her family, she will now be dependent on others for care. She can only hope that others will provide for her. Relying on charity, she faces the burial of her child. She must feel hopeless and grief stricken, as she walks along with the funeral procession. Then something extraordinary happens. Jesus comes to the bier, lays hands on it, and tells the young man to “rise.”…