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Life's Most Persistent and Urgent Question…

Pastor Melody

January 18, 2021

MLK Day. It just seems like another Federal holiday where we can’t go to banks and our mail won’t come. But this is a day that is different from most holidays...

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Cancel My Subscription, Please

Pastor Matt

January 11, 2021

It feels like 2021 said, “Hey 2020, hold my beer…” I saw someone post this week, “Ok, I’ve tried my 7-day free trial of 2021 and I want my money back.” I laughed out loud on that one. WOW. Really? So, this is how we’re starting the year?

Time to read: 6 minutes

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The Queen's Gambit

Pastor Drew

January 4, 2021

There is a popular show out on Netflix right now called The Queen’s Gambit. It follows a young orphan, Beth Harmon, who emerges from a hard childhood to....

Time to read: 4 minutes

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Thankfulness In The Living God

Justin Mauney, Seminarian

December 28, 2020

Hello and happy holidays, Christ Lutheran family! My name is Justin Mauney and I am a former member of CLC and a current student at Luther Seminary. For those of you who may not know me personally....

Time to read: 5 minutes

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My Changing Ministry

Gretchen Suskovic

December 21, 2020

Since 2001, I have worked for the church as the New Member Coordinator. What that means is that I identify visitors coming to the church and try....

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Post-Covid Church: What Will it Look Like?

Pastor Scott Suskovic

December 14, 2020

How far can you see into the future? During Covid, I’ve been saying that long-term planning is about three weeks. Either there is a spike or a new regulation or a hint of a vaccine... 

Time to read: 3 minutes

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If the Grinch Couldn’t Steal Christmas

Pastor Drew Goodson

December 7, 2020

I have always loved Dr. Suess (who was a Lutheran, by the way) and his tale of the Grinch. His envy of the Whos down in Whoville led him to try and steal Christmas by taking away the shiniest parts of the celebration.

Time to read: 4 minutes

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A New Standard

Willie Pinson, Minister of Inclusion

November 30, 2020

In the fall of 1992, I was a featured Psalmist at a World Leaders Christian Conference in Nassau Bahamas. On the final day of the conference, Hurricane Andrew made a grand entrance. I will never forget...

Time to read: 5 minutes

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Thanks… I think

Pastor Tenny

November 23, 2020

We are not the first of God’s people to struggle and suffer. Oh, I know being reminded of that may not make our current struggles any easier. But, remember that each time God’s people struggle and suffer, God is there, walking with them through the journey.

Time to read: 5 minutes

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Corona Virus and Worship Attendance

Pastor Scott

November 16, 2020

We’ve said it before, and it continues to be true. Long range planning during this pandemic is about three weeks out. Just...

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Winners and Losers

November 8, 2020

When it comes to playing games, my family is very competitive. One reason why I feel at home around Pastor Matt’s family is that they love to play games, too and are just as competitive.

Time to read: 5 minutes

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It's the little things

By Jeff Taylor

November 2, 2020

An author once wrote "The problem with waiting is that when we wait, we think that nothing is happening. The truth is if we are waiting on God, all kinds of things are happening, and it can normally be found in the small things"

Time to read: 5 minutes

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Pray for Our Nation

Pastor Drew

October 26, 2020

Christ Lutheran has put together a special service to Pray for our Nation next Monday, November 2 at 12 pm at our Providence campus and I urge you to join us....

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Why am I Lutheran?

Kirstin Contreras (pronounced KURS-tin ken-TRE-ruhs)

October 19, 2020

This was the question posed to my husband Dennis, who then passed the question off to me.

Time to read: 5 minutes

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Can I Get a Little Light?

Pastor Tenny

October 12, 2020

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light…”“…on them light has shined.” (Isaiah 9:2)

Time to read: 5 minutes

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