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Time to Soar

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Let me introduce you to Volta. Volta is a bald eagle that lives  at the Alaskan Rapture Center in Sitka, Alaska. This center helps injured birds get back to the wild. Volta, however, is a permanent resident. Volta had a life changing accident. He flew into a power line in 1992 and suffered a concussion, […]

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Pivot Point

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I want to invite you  to join us each week this summer for great worship and the Word. We are going to walk through the personal stories of great men and women leaders in the Bible. Stories of the men and women whom God selected to accomplish something extraordinary. What especially intrigues me is the […]

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Game On!

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Grampa, do you want to play? Benjamin and Caleb had been sitting and playing on the I-pad as they waited for Sue and I to arrive at their home.  Their mom limits their game time, much to their dismay.  “What are you playing?” I asked. “Angry Birds,” they replied, in unison.  I was shocked.  My […]

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View from the Balcony

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It was  time once again to climb into the church balcony (if we had one) to see the big picture of our church. On March 17 we had the opportunity to host a Veritas workshop. Jon Kramka, from the Northwest Conference of the Covenant Church led this special seminar to help  us talk openly about […]

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Veritas

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Dear Congregation, I want to invite all of you to join your team of leaders to examine what it means to explore the pathway to  continued vitality as a church. Congregational vitality is a journey of life, energy, passion, discovery, and hope. It is a result of the living God breathing new life into the […]

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Jesus, Draw Me Close!

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Ever wondered what it would be like if you deepened your love for your spouse, your family, and friends? When those relationships have built so much into your life that you, simply stated, feel excited, overwhelmed and blessed. When those  primary relationships fill your life with so much joy that you are overflowing with thankfulness. […]

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Building A Firm Foundation

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Building A Firm Foundation “The lower floor is being capped this week. In four short weeks we have moved from ground breaking to the beginning of framing. The foundation has been laid and the basement walls have been poured. The drainage tile has been set and the sand has been spread. The northwest corner basement […]

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You are invited!

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One of the best parts of the season of Christmas is the Christmas carols. They share, in wonderful ways, the story of the coming Christ child. Some recite the facts of the story in every verse.  Songs like “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “O Little Town Of Bethlehem,” “Away In a Manger,“ “While Shepherds […]

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On The Move . . .

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At the Annual Meeting in 2010 it was suggested that a Constitutional Review Committee be established and that they report to the Executive Board. During the last  1 1/2  years this committee has  been studying our current constitution as well as other recommended constitutions from the Evangelical Covenant Church. The committee has presented their proposal […]