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Pastor’s Friday Comments (11.16.18)

by Angie Smith

Last week I spent a few days away in a secluded place, mainly to prepare a preaching plan for the next Christian year, but also to have some time to reconnect with why I do what I do as a minister. Even if you don’t have a goal of producing something — perhaps especially if […]

Pastor’s Friday Comments (11.09.18)

by Angie Smith

I once read that a detective observed that no one enters a room without bringing something with them and no one leaves a room without taking something away. I suppose he was referring particularly to small things that might be a clue in an investigation — a piece of lint, dirt on your shoes, etc. […]

Pastor’s Friday Comments (11.02.18)

by Angie Smith

In what I consider to be the most important theological document ever produced, the Prologue to the Fourth Gospel, John the Evangelist begins with this: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” He took a complex term from Greek philosophy, the logos, which we translate […]

From the Pastor….

by Angie Smith

Those of you who have been suspicious of my political leanings may be surprised that I have recently been reading a book by a Republican senator and it’s a doozy. It’s entitled Them: Why We Hate Each Other — and How to Heal by Senator Ben Sasse, senator from Nebraska. He has captured well, I think, […]

Blog from Kristy Engel….

by Angie Smith

Acts 4:32-35 “All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God’s great blessing was upon them all. There were no needy people among them, because […]

From the Missions Ministry….

by Angie Smith

Thanks for Blessing the Hungry On behalf of the Missions Committee, I want to thank the church for the enthusiastic and generous support you gave to our “Bless the Hungry” campaign. Paul said, “God loves a cheerful giver,” and it was certainly good to see all the cheerful giving you did. The resulting crates of […]

From the Student Ministry….

by Angie Smith

What Will You Choose? As the youth finish the Decisions series in the next couple of weeks, we close with a character from the Bible that made the most important decision there is to make. So far we have followed Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Rahab, Gideon, Elisha, Samson and Delilah, Jonah, Joseph, the […]

From the Children’s Ministry….

by Angie Smith

We had a very busy October! I hope that you were able to attend our sessions on “Parenting in the Digital Age” and that you gained information that will help you as you raise your children in this ever-changing digital world. Also, I want to express my thanks to all of you who participated in […]

From the Music Ministry….

by Angie Smith

What Music Is On Your Thanksgiving Playlist? In researching Thanksgiving music, I came across Billboard’s “Top 15 Songs About Being Thankful & Grateful”. As you may know, Billboard Charts is a service that lists and ranks popular music based on weekly sales and radio airplay and streaming. To be honest, I did not know most […]

Pastor’s Friday Comments (10.26.18)

by Angie Smith

For almost fifteen years a small group of men from our church has met each Wednesday at Magnolia Bakery. We discuss a chapter in a book and pray for one another and the concerns of our church — as well as discussing the best lawnmower or chainsaw to buy. Right now we are reading Crazy […]