Pastor’s Page November

H ow do you measure success? What would cause you to give great Thanksgiving? Sometimes, we think we will do it when “our ship comes in” or our lottery numbers hit. We tell ourselves, “I give great thanks when I’m king of the hill, top of the heap,” or something like that. But is giving

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Pastor’s Page October

David Bowie once sang: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (Turn and face the strange) Ch-ch-changes Don’t want to be a richer man Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (Turn and face the strange) Ch-ch-changes Just gonna have to be a different man Time may change me But I can’t trace time Of course, the song was entitled Changes. It’s an apt song for this

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Pastor’s Page September

As I am writing this, school is just now in session. When you read this, the school will be having a break the week of the Fair. During that time, I will be a somewhat fixated on what my kids will be learning in school…and what they won’t be learning. Of course, they will be

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Why should a Christian Pray?

Why should a Christian Pray? How often should I pray? These questions and many more are constantly heard from people. Some people wonder if there is really any need to pray. This post is to emphasize the importance of praying to a Believer and is listed in no particular order. The reasons a Christian believer

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Sermon Series

Summer Worship Here’s what is scheduled for the Summer sermon series: 03 September Galatians 2:15-21 In Christ 10 September Donna Myers preaching!!! 17 September Acts 10:34-48 Hey, Ducks, You Can Fly! Thus endeth the summer sermon series. REFORMATION 500th Anniversary Series 24 September Psalm 119:17-24 II Timothy 3:14-17 Scripture Alone Sola Scriptura 01 October I

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The Pastor’s Page August

Back in the day, I had the nickname Dog—hence, the dawg in my personal e-mail address. I was working a summer job in my late teens. Early in the morning, I was a little more ambitious than some of my crew wished as they were slowly greeting the day after a short night. One guy

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Summer Worship

Summer Worship Here’s what is scheduled for the Summer sermon series: 06 August Ephesians 5:25-33 John 17:20-26 Holy Catholic Church? 13 August Hebrews 12:3-14 Luke 13:22-30 Discipline and Endurance 20 August Psalm 71:17-21 II Timothy 2:1 Proverbs 27:17—Iron Sharpens Iron (mentoring) 27 August I Kings 12:25-33 John 15:1-5 “Proper” Worship 03 September Galatians 2:15-21 In

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The Pastor’s Page July

I believe part of being an American is loving freedom. It’s one of the few things we agree upon. We love the freedom to speak our minds. We love the freedom that allows people to come from no means and achieve grand success in life. We love having the ability to live where we want,

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Summer Worship

Summer Worship Here’s what I have scheduled for the Summer sermons: 02 July Ezekiel 18:25-32 Philippians 2:1-13 The Attitude of Christ 09 July II Timothy 3:14-17 Psalm 121:1-8 Lift Up Your Eyes 16 July Consecrate Belize Team Acts 10:9-33 A Vision Seen: A Vision Fulfilled This means there are wonderful opportunities for you to submit

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Pastor’s Page May

On 07 May, we will confirm a new crop of youth into our church. It’s a culmination of a great deal of work, commitment, and effort. The youth have studied our faith and church. They have passed every test and been pronounced prepared to accept the joy and responsibility of church membership. Some people will

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Summer Worship

Summer Worship Over the past couple of summers, we have successfully conducted an experiment here at St. John’s Evangelical Church. The reins of guiding worship are placed in your hands. This is the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. We have walked through the Five Solas of the Reformation prior to Lent and we will return

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Pastor’s Page – April

I have a twinge in my knee that really aches sometimes for which I am thankful. Some- times I wonder if I will carry that ache into eternity when I participate in the resurrection of the dead or receive my new body when Christ returns. In fact, if Father gives me a choice, I’ll request

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