December Pastor’s Message

I wonder how many of those 12,000 GM workers expected to lose their jobs a month before Christmas. “After all,” we think, “it is supposed to be a season of goodwill, joy and peace.” But even in this “most wonderful time of the year” unexpected and painful things happen. In

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October Pastor’s Message

The Day Care children sit, wide-eyed, as I tell them the story of Noah and the ark. Some of them may be hearing this story for the first time; but they all understand that bad behavior is punished. They’re not yet old enough to grasp the reality that “not all bad

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September Pastor’s Message

“Life should not be this difficult.” Have you ever thought that? It’s what the Danites thought. (Who were the Danites? Read on.) When the people of Israel entered the Promised Land, they were assigned areas in the land which would be their territory, once they ousted the pagan residents. The

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August Pastor’s Message

The wettest July on record also brought flooding like we haven’t seen since 2011. The North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un threatened the US mainland with nuclear ballistic missiles. America’s longest war (Afghanistan) is approaching its third decade of involvement. Are these things “signs of the times”? God’s prophetic calendar

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July Pastor’s Message

In a recent letter to the EC Church, Bishop Bruce Hill made this statement: The church is called to be salt and light, to not only share the Good News about Jesus but to be Good News in a world that has very little… The Evangelical Immigration Table is a

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June Pastor’s Message

Ravi Zacharias tells of a man who was walking through a botanical garden when he encountered three blind women. As he approached, one woman said, “Is someone there?” He replied, “I’m just walking through.” She asked, “Would you take a picture of us?” Thinking this odd, he nevertheless agreed to

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May Pastor’s Message

Winter is lingering. Do you remember March and April? Just when we got a taste of Spring, temperatures would nosedive, then climb again. The strange weather can affect our plans, make us postpone getting out spring clothes, make us think twice about putting away the shovels and snow blowers. The

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April Pastor’s Message

Every Easter, chocolate makes a grand appearance in many different forms – bunnies, eggs, chicks, crosses – Wait, chocolate crosses?! I’m not suggesting that it’s blasphemous, but it is ironic – a symbol of self-indulgence meets the ultimate symbol of self-denial. Chocolate – that morsel of instant gratification, which prompted

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March Pastor’s Message

Janice and I always enjoy the Winter Olympics – the thrill of our favorites getting the gold, and the heartbreak of a loss measured in thousandths of a second. This year we’ve even gotten familiar with new events and terms, like “halfpipe” and “big air.” There’s a sadness to know

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February Pastor’s Message

During January, Janice (with some help from me) has been putting away the last of the Christmas decorations and putting up the everyday things. The house is much less festive, and the short days seem a little bleaker. And it’s only the beginning of February! It’s one of the reasons

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