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100 Days of Prayer

Pastor Adrienne

April 8, 2024

We are starting a huge congregation-wide project! It is a new endeavor, and it doesn’t involve donations or service hours. It involves prayer!

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Congregational Meeting: Christ Concord

Pastor Scott

April 1, 2024

On April 14, following the late service, we will have a congregational meeting to discuss and vote upon the future vision and direction of Christ Concord.

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Washing Feet

Pastor Ryan

March 25, 2024

There is something truly humbling about washing feet. That’s probably why Jesus said that if you are to be a leader you must be a servant, you must wash feet. 

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Les Adieux, Op. 81a

Eric Hauck

March 18, 2024

The safety of my frozen lake and gray sky 800 miles in the past, I wait in a winter sun. My bag, filled with virtuosic etudes by Chopin and the Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies, carries the truly daunting:

Time to read: 3 minutes

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I Am Who I Am

Pastor Adrienne

March 11, 2024

The Saturday before last we had Story Day. Story Day is offered for our second graders who are ready to receive instruction to take their First Communion.

Time to read: 3 minutes

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What do you want from me?

Pastor Ryan

March 4, 2024

Jesus asks this question twice, in the same chapter of Mark 10. “What do you want from me?” How would you answer that? I think I know how I would answer, or at least how I think I would answer...

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Town Meetings to Discuss Southland

Pastor Scott

February 26, 2024

As promised at the Annual Meeting, we have three town meetings for you to choose from to hear about options for our Southland and to provide feedback. Please...

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Lenten Disciplines: Growth in Unlikely Places

Pastor Adrienne

February 19, 2024

See these two pictures? I was on my balcony a couple of summers ago and saw these garage gutters sprouting—bursting—with new life!

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Call ‘em like I see ‘em

Pastor Ryan

February 12, 2024

I think we all know someone who has spoken a word to another in a hurtful way. Then the hurt given is excused because it was spoken in love...

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Wednesday Evening Lenten Worship

Pastor Scott

February 5, 2024

Lent comes early this year with Ash Wednesday coming on Valentine’s Day, February 14.  (Nothing says “I love you” more than taking your sweetheart to a worship service to talk about ashes, sin, and death!)

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Dream On

Pastor Adrienne

January 22, 2024

Over the weekend, Natalya, Tyler, and I attended Extravaganza in New Orleans! Extravaganza is the ELCA’s Youth Ministry Network’s annual conference...

Time to read: 3 minutes

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I'm a Christian

Pastor Ryan

January 15, 2024

Heartwarming, right? A man finds a woman's purse and delivers it back to the woman's home. She’s not home so he leaves it there. The whole time, in between thanking him profusely, she is trying...

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Word of the Year: Anticipation!

Pastor Scott

January 8, 2024

Last year at church, we used the Hebrew word, Hineni, as our word of the year.  It means, “Here I am!”  More than just being present and accounted for, Hineni means...

Time to read: 3 minutes

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An Upside-Down View

Pastor Adrienne

January 1, 2024

I got an inversion table for Christmas! I know it may sound like a strange gift, but that’s what I asked for! If you are unfamiliar with inversion tables...

Time to read: 3 minutes

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The Afterglow

Pastor Scott

December 25, 2023

Every year I have this ritual. Following the last Christmas Eve worship service, I drive home alone in the silence of the car, thinking about all the people filling up the sanctuary...

Time to read: 3 minutes

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