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Making Disciples

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations…” Matthew 28: 19 So said the risen Jesus as he commissioned his disciples. This Sunday is brimming with opportunities for us to support the mission of Bethany near and far… to help… Read the rest

Glimpses of Grace

It was one of those moments when God reminds you that praising him does not have to be perfect – just joyful. We had just finished the rousing Malawian praise song,” Palibe Wofana…There’s no One like Him (God)”, as we… Read the rest

Glimpses of Grace

Glimpses of Grace Dear Friends in Christ, I am back…we are back…from our time in Malawi. People ask me how the trip was. My short answer is, “It was grueling and glorious”, hard work and long hours, but filled with… Read the rest

Glimpses of Grace

To my surprise-and delight-John has been able to call me a few times from Malawi.  In each call his voice was bright and all the news was good.  The exhausting flight ended with a welcome from our brothers and sisters… Read the rest

Glimpses of Grace

Glimpses of Grace Ecclesiastes 3 begins, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven…”      I am glad to live in a region that experiences 4 seasons…Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.  However, Summer is and… Read the rest

Raising the Cup

Glimpses of Grace Raising the Cup I was late for work today. Out too late…up too late…partying. Actually, I was at home. My wife and grandson and I stayed up to watch the Stanley Cup finals. We cheered Hornquist’s game… Read the rest

A Pentecost Prayer

Dear Friends,      As we approach Pentecost Sunday this week, here is a pray for us to pray as a congregation.   See you this Sunday. Wear RED! John Hamilton   A Pentecost Prayer Dear God… it is Pentecost Sunday, at… Read the rest

Glimpses of Grace

Dear Friends, Join us this Sunday – Palm Sunday! – as we worship our Lord. The sermon series on the last words of Jesus continues with the message, “Do What You Can” The children will process; the choir will sing;… Read the rest

Glimpses of Grace

Glimpses of Grace Last Sunday we heard Jesus’ command to forgive. Only when we forgive can we be open to the richness and power of God’s grace in us. Refusal to forgive is the elephant in the room in our… Read the rest

Glimpses of Grace

Last weekend I had the privilege of visiting our former Associate Pastor Robbie Ytterberg and his family in their new setting in Toms River, New Jersey. I brought your warmest greetings to them and our prayers for their life and… Read the rest
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