Fatherhood: A Symbol of...?

- By Jennifer Noble-

With Father’s Day coming this year on June 16th, there will be several cards depicting various symbols of fatherhood. Some are funny, and some are serious, but most take the space to honor the love and work a father provides for his family.

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I Love Our Church

- By Nathan Esser -

I’d love to personally hear your stories and the reasons why you love our church.  Take time to send me a note or email telling me what  you love about the church or the impact it’s had in your life. 

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Find the “Why” in Life

- By Rev. Pat Hammond - 

Pastoral care is about listening, supporting, and encouraging. In many ways it is about helping others find the meaning of their life. For in finding what is meaningful, we find the why to live for.

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Wilderness to Resurrection

- By Nathan Esser -

Jesus encounters temptation in the wilderness.  Aware of the physical and spiritual intensity that Jesus endures, the devil offers Jesus a swift remedy.  In exchange for his allegiance, the wilderness journey would end; his longing would be satisfied and he wouldn’t have to endure anymore suffering.

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A Reflection of Mark 1:13

- By Nathan Esser -

I often think that Jesus was tempted to turn his back on his own belovedness.  I imagine him spending those forty hard and lonely days struggling with the voice he heard at his baptism, telling him that he was chosen and loved.

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Anticipation

- By Nathan Esser -

These words reverberate the message shared by Isaiah 43.  In every season of life, there is a new thing that God is doing, if we will open our hearts and spirits to its unfolding.

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Immanuel - God with Us

- By Rev. Pat Hammond - 

Because our God is a “with us” God. As we celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas we celebrate the birth of Immanuel, which means “God is with us.” This is the good news we carry with us as we walk through this life – God is with us!

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A Story of German Heritage

- By Jennifer Noble - 

A small Swastika on the cover of “Secrets She Kept,” along with details on the back describing this story as “crying out to be told,” made the title by Cathy Gohlke one I wanted to read and explore as part of the Presbyterian Readers’ selections for the year.

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This Advent Season

- By Rev. Pat Hammond - 

The word “advent” means “coming” or “arrival” and so during this season of Advent we celebrate Christ’s coming into the world and we watch with expectant hope for his coming again.

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Arrival

- By Nathan Esser -

If we are intentional to seek Jesus throughout this season, we will discover a new dimension to our lives and faith – and all the more as we share in this commitment together!

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You are Loved

- By Nathan Esser -

Following Thanksgiving it doesn't seem to take very long for the arrival of Christmas morning.  As a child, I spent most Thanksgivings and a good chunk of Christmas vacation with my Mom's side of the family at my Grandparent's farm. I always cherished the time I spent on the farm. 

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