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A Message From Pastor Jean

May 1, 2018 - Pastor Jean Edmister

“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.”  -Philippians 2:14-16

As many of you know by now,…

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From the Pastor's Desk - May 2018

May 1, 2018 - Pastor Tom Kraft

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil - this is the gift of God. I know that everything God does…

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From the Pastor's Desk - April 2018

April 1, 2018 - Pastor Tom Kraft

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” -Matthew 28

A number of years ago a…

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From the Pastor's Desk - March 2018

March 1, 2018 - Pastor Tom Kraft

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” -Matthew 16

The path to Easter

Easter is the first of April. Easter is the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection and ours. I love Easter and the promise of Glory it foreshadows. But the path…

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From the Pastor's Desk - February 2018

February 1, 2018 - Pastor Tom Kraft

If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith… For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of…

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From the Pastor's Desk - January 2018

January 1, 2018 - Pastor Tom Kraft

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. -Psalm 51

A Winter’s Day

It’s one of the most beautiful…

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A Christmas Message from Pastor Tom

December 12, 2017 - Pastor Tom Kraft

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. -Isaiah 9

In the midst of our busy lives, decorating, gift buying, and dinner making, God is born to us. A Wonderful Counselor bursts into our lives to help us keep things in perspective. When we worry about bills, what to…

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From the Pastor's Desk - December 2017

December 1, 2017 - Pastor Tom Kraft

If I could have one gift for Christmas…

What do you want for Christmas?

That question will be asked millions and millions of times all over the world over the next few weeks. The answer varies a million times. A video game, a big check, a trip to the Caribbean, my family all home for the holidays, or a magic Christmas dinner.

But what if you could have only one gift, and it could be anything you could…

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From the Pastor's Desk - November 2017

November 1, 2017 - Pastor Tom Kraft

Luke 14:25a: Large crowds were traveling with Jesus,

We often consider a large crowd a mark of success. Large crowds at a football game, or a concert, or the opening of a store, or at a church worship service. Jesus had large crowds follow him. And why not?!? He gave them free food, he healed the sick, he told amazing stories and he could do miracles. But Jesus was not always affirming of the large crowds.

Luke…

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From the Pastor's Desk - October 2017

October 1, 2017 - Pastor Tom Kraft

What do you think of the leaves this year?

The Autumn leaves are one of the most amazing, radiant display of God’s creation we can behold… and they fall to the ground leaving a mess for us to rake up… that we can put in a big pile and jump in… that will cause our allergies to flare… and they protect the roots of our…

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