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Answering the Call to Help in Ukraine

Pastor Scott

April 26, 2022

Easter baskets! They’re one of the best traditions about Easter. They’re colorful, full of candy and goodies, and bring joy!

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Easter Baskets

Pastor Melody

April 18, 2022

Easter baskets! They’re one of the best traditions about Easter. They’re colorful, full of candy and goodies, and bring joy!

Time to read: 4 minutes

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Tractor Peace

Pastor Tenny

April 11, 2022

It’s old, but it runs better than it ever did.Many of you know that I have a restored antique tractor. It’s a 1941 John Deere Model B. Hearing it do its “putta-putta-putta” as it dutifully tows a wagon-load of people up a hill takes me back to my childhood. I love that sound! And so do many others.

Time to read: 5 minutes

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An Ancient Christian Rite

Pastor Ryan

April 4, 2022

At the Last Supper, the disciples ate, probably sang songs, and we know they enjoyed each other’s company with food and wine. This would be the last time they would be together as they had; as a group doing life and ministry together. After that last supper everything would change. They didn’t understand it then but they would see Jesus in a new light. His rightful light, as the God incarnate. Knowing that everything would change for them, Jesus wanted to teach them. He wants to give them one final lesson. He knows that, soon enough, each of them would become leaders. Apostles, no longer disciples, sent out to start communities and teach the world the good news of Jesus Christ. Jesus’ final lesson to them was to stay humble. Stay humble and not fall into the traps that the world has set for people of leadership.

Time to read: 4 minutes

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Good Soil – Update on Christ South Building

Pastor Scott

March 28, 2022

While it may seem that little has been shared about building the worship center for Christ South, I can assure you that much is happening behind the scenes moving the project forward.

Time to read: 4 minutes

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Urgent Community and/or Volunteer Needs

Amy Daniels

March 21, 2022

Christ Lutheran is a very generous congregation (in case you didn’t know). Our Benevolence Committee gives away at least 12% of every dollar given to the church

Time to read: 5 minutes

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What a Weekend!

Pastor Melody

March 15, 2022

Our hands and bodies were FREEZING, but the Spirit was setting things on FIRE! That’s how I would describe the middle school retreat last weekend. What an amazing bunch of youth! What passionate adult leaders! What arock-solid Youth Director! What an amazing weekend!

Time to read: 5 minutes

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The'll know we'RE Christians by our Low Prices

Pastor Ryan

March 8, 2022

My daughter got a special prize this Monday when she went into school. To receive the prize all she had to do was say a predesignated word and, voila, instant winner. The word was given to all the children in the class, well their parents. If the parents had read all the way through the newsletter then they would find instructions to have the child repeat the word to the teacher the next day and receive their prize.

Time to read: 4 minutes

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A Mountaintop Experience

Mark W Johanson

March 1, 2022

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. -Psalm 51:10

Time to read: 5 minutes

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Reconnected

Pastor Melody

February 15, 2022

I don’t know about you but lately my life has been a roller coaster. Last year, we had a great middle school mini retreat where 40 youth got together safely and worked in small groups to have a Bible Study, played games, and did a service project. Then, we took kids to camp. Lutheridge was a wonderful experience! We started the school year with an outdoor luau for the middle and high school youth! It was great. Things seemed to be getting “back to normal.” Then Omicron hit.

Time to read: 3 minutes

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The Value of Love

Pastor Ryan

February 8, 2022

Diamonds are valuable. I don’t have to convince you of that. Like gold or silver, diamonds have intrinsic value. They are valuable because of what they are. They don’t need to be molded or crafted into another form for them to have value. We’re usually pretty good about knowing when something is intrinsically valuable just by looking at it.

Time to read: 4 minutes

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“Let’s Do That, OK?”

Gwen Glaeser

January 31, 2022

This past weekend we babysat our granddaughter, Chloe. There is never a dull moment! She loves to play “Hide & Seek” and “Go” with Poppy (Mark), loves to read books and loves to laugh!

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant

Pastor Scott

January 16, 2022

This week, my talented co-worker, my trusted colleague and one of my closest friends, Mark Glaeser, announced that it was time to retire after serving Christ Lutheran for 32 years. My heart both sank and was lifted when he took me aside in private to tell me about his decision.

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Parenting is Hard!

Pastor Melody

January 9, 2022

As parents, our life revolves around the school calendar. Now that school is back after the Christmas break, it feels like we’re taking off again from the starting line of a race. Yet, after the first week I find myself out of breath and exhausted, ready for another break. Parenting is hard, and it wears you out. What makes it difficult for me isn’t being with my children. I actually like them – most of the time. What’s so hard is wearing the other hats that fall under the title of parent: taxi driver, chef, cleaner, teacher, doctor, coach. But the hardest job, the one that gives me the most anxiety, is scheduler.

Time to read: 4 minutes

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Christian Problems

Pastor Ryan

January 3, 2022

2022. Two thousand twenty-two years since the birth of ourLord, Jesus the Christ. We gave Jesus the highest honor: we ordered the timingof all humanity around him. We used to call it B.C. and A.D., now we aresupposed to call is B.C.E. and C.E.. However you call it, that turning point isJesus.

Time to read: 4 minutes

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