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Why Attend Church?

WHY ATTEND CHURCH?  

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Vision Message...

Pastoral Thoughts …  

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To Preach It Is To Live It ...

To Preach It Is To Live It … I am a preacher, a term I have never preferred but which I cannot deny. I preach anywhere from two to six times a week during the year so I am a preacher. As a preacher I sometimes wonder if anyone is really listening, if the words register and then I am confronted by the fact that indeed some do listen and one of those who always listens is none other than the one I attempt to preach about, Jesus!! How do I know?  Let me tell you:

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Wrap Yourself in His Love - St. Mark's Quilters

This Sunday, June 26, 2016, we will bless 138 quilts made by St. Mark's Quilters this past year. They made 128 standard size quilts and 10 baby quilts. Our quilters meet each Tuesday morning to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief. The time and work given to this outreach is an offering from the heart from each of these wonderful, faith-filled women.

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Thanks Mom!

“She is strong and graceful, as well as cheerful about the future. 26 Her words are sensible, and her advice is thoughtful. 27 She takes good care of her family and is never lazy. 28 Her children praise her, and with great pride her husband says, 29 “There are many good women, but you are the best!” 30 Charm can be deceiving, and beauty fades away, but a woman who honors the Lord deserves to be praised.” Proverbs 31:25-30

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Struggling as a Lutheran church to add the Apostle's Creed into a contemporary worship service?

It is often difficult to be true to your Lutheran heritage while trying to update the feel of your worship services with a more contemporary style, however Hillsong has certainly made it easier with their version of the Apostle's Creed. Visit their blog to read the story behind, "This I Believe (The Creed)". Hillsong - "This I Believe (The Creed)" Song Story

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Following the Footsteps of Jesus

On Thursday, March 24, 2016 we will be "Following the Footsteps of Jesus".

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Patience Anyone?

Have you noticed how we all tend to struggle with waiting?  When we were little kids, Christmas day couldn’t come fast enough.  Minutes seem like days when you are waiting to open presents under the tree! Even during this time of year, we impatiently wait for winter to end.

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To Preach It Is To Live It!

I am a preacher, a term I have never preferred but which I cannot deny. I preach anywhere from two to six times a week during the year so I am a preacher. As a preacher I sometimes wonder if anyone is really listening, if the words register and then I am confronted by the fact that indeed some do listen and one of those who always listens is none other than the one I attempt to preach about, Jesus !! How do I know? Let me tell you:

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It's That Time Again!

It seems like we just finished celebrating Christmas and the start of a new year, and we did! But, in a few weeks, Lent will be upon us and it is once again “that time”! The time we think about the things we need to give up or stop doing.

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