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Prayer for the Men’s Retreat

Our Father in Heaven…  We need to remember that our primary identity is that we are your beloved sons. Remind us this weekend that we are loved by You. Thank you for your grace that has made us your sons. Teach us to submit to your headship in new ways this weekend. You are the […]

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Posted on: January 30, 2020 - 1:46PM

Pastoral Prayer for December 1, 2019

Led by Jim Hollenbach Almighty God, we who, by your grace, have seen the wretchedness of our sin, repented of it, and surrendered to Jesus as Lord – humbly come before you now at His invitation; not on our own merits but on His. We come reprising the words of Isaiah, O Lord, you are […]

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Posted on: December 3, 2019 - 3:51PM

Pastoral Prayer – February 10, 2019

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours.  Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. 1 Chr 29:11 ESV At the invitation of our Lord […]

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Posted on: February 10, 2019 - 3:32PM

Pastoral Prayer – November 28, 208

Almighty God, we who, by your grace, have seen the wretchedness of our sin, repented of it, and surrendered to Jesus as Lord – humbly come before you now at His invitation; not on our own merits but on His. We come reprising the words of Isaiah, O Lord, you are our God; we will […]

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Posted on: November 28, 2018 - 11:48AM

Pastoral Prayer – October 14, 2018

Almighty God, your people in this place – we who, by your grace, have seen the wretchedness of our sin, repented of it, and surrendered to Jesus as Lord  – humbly come before you now at His invitation; not on our own merits but on His. Merciful Father, you have adopted us as your children […]

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Posted on: October 15, 2018 - 11:40AM

Book Review – The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield Review written by Marbeth Wickliffe Some of my favorite types of books are missionary stories. I love to hear how God uses regular people with struggles to bring glory to Himself. This book is a missionary story with a twist. It tells the story […]

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Posted on: October 1, 2018 - 10:44AM

Reflecting on the Sing! 2018 Conference

Written by Jenny Fugler It was not the first time I had seen my dad cry over something spiritual. It was not unusual for him to sing throughout his day. The fact that he loved hymns and knew most of them by heart was also not surprising, as he and my mom raised my four […]

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Posted on: September 24, 2018 - 1:51PM

Pastoral Prayer – September 2, 2018

You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being. (Rev 4.11 NIV) We come before your throne as a broken people living in a broken world.  You are all knowing, and so you know […]

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Posted on: September 2, 2018 - 2:40PM

The Psalms – A Testimony

Author: Gina Concepcion About 7 years ago, on a mission trip to Peru, I met a woman in a remote village who was a Christian. I’d not yet even spent a full day with her, but by noon, I found myself attempting to find the right setting in which I could steal her away to […]

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Posted on: August 16, 2018 - 10:20AM

Worship Through Prayer – August 12, 2018

Lord you are Holy. You are the Holy One of Israel. Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in your holy places? By your very nature Lord, you are set apart from sin. And through the sin of this world, man is set apart from you. You are glorious, majestic, […]

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Posted on: August 14, 2018 - 9:27AM