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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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Church Family: The Good Side of Getting Lost

Pastor Ryan

December 18, 2023

There were at least three of us with the exact same expression on our faces as we peered through the crowd on a Sunday morning...

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Advent Inhale

Pastor Adrienne

December 11, 2023

As I have been working on my thesis that is coming due, I have been exploring the idea of how the Body of Christ, namely, the Church, needs a breath of fresh air...

Time to read: 3 minutes

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On Baby Watch

Pastor Scott

December 4, 2023

I’ve been called an impatient person by more people than just Gretchen. And I have to admit, it is true. I hate being slowed down by traffic or long lines at the store...

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Avoiding Distractions

Mark Johanson, Minister of Music & Worship

November 27, 2023

In 2015, major grocery chains around the country began a new concept at their checkout lanes. In response to comments from families with young children, they introduced “family-friendly” checkout lanes which, rather than tempting you with that last-minute candy bar or soda...

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Thankful for a Generous Congregation

Amy Daniels, Outreach

November 20, 2023

This year, Christ Lutheran Church will sponsor over 60 families for Thanksgiving. For some, it was a Thrivent Action Team and a Sunday School Class (thank you Miriam Morrison and Faith Fellowship!).

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Giving Thanks for Service

Pastor Adrienne

November 13, 2023

Having observed Veterans Day on Saturday, I give thanks for Pastor Drew’s military service as Chaplain in the Navy. I give thanks for everyone who has served and is currently serving...

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Thrive Update

Pastor Scott

November 6, 2023

Ever since worshipping on our Christ South campus, we have worked closely with Thrive, a ministry that provided childcare and education for children with special needs...

Time to read: 3 minutes

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