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‘Making’ Your Life Count

” ‘Making’ Your Life Count” That’s the title of the message for Sunday. How can each of us live fully, deeply, and richly? How can we live in a way that makes an eternal impact? We will be looking at… Read the rest “‘Making’ Your Life Count”

Glimpses of Grace

Dear Friends in Christ, The following is a prayer I wrote for myself and prayed through the week in my daily prayers. On Sunday I prayed a version of it in the Pastoral Prayer. Here it is for you, for… Read the rest “Glimpses of Grace”

Glimpses of Grace

Last weekend was a glorious time for Bethany and – I believe – for the glory and kingdom of God. On Saturday over two hundred children and families gathered for the Breakfast with Santa at the Manger. It was a… Read the rest “Glimpses of Grace”

Glimpses of Grace

Dear Friends in Christ,                 My heart is overflowing from the graces that abounded in our worship services on Sunday. The Hanging of the Greens abounded with visuals that pointed us to Christ – the wreaths and greenery, the tree and… Read the rest “Glimpses of Grace”

Glimpses of Grace

Dear Friends, This Sunday is a very special day of worship. At our 8:15 and 10:45 am services, we have “The Hanging of the Greens” as the sanctuary is transformed into Advent colors and greenery in our worship. “The Hinge… Read the rest “Glimpses of Grace”

Bigger Than a Big Mac

Last Monday I did something I had not done in twenty or thirty years: I ate a Big Mac. Once there was a time when I consumed them regularly. But that was when I was young…and foolish…and skinny. I ate… Read the rest “Bigger Than a Big Mac”

“I’ll call you my friends…” –John 15:15

Last Sunday as I dismissed our little ones after the Children’s Message, one little guy stopped about half way to the back, turned around and called out brightly with a wave, “See you Pastor John!” Then he continued on his… Read the rest ““I’ll call you my friends…” –John 15:15”

He is Risen & He Lifts Us Up

Glimpses of Grace As Fred Gossic shared this with me, I wanted to share it with you – a great example of God at work through Bethany. HE IS RISEN & HE LIFTS US UP The angel said to the… Read the rest “He is Risen & He Lifts Us Up”

Glimpses of…Light

A few weeks ago, the first Sunday of the New Year, I did a Children’s Message on being the light of Jesus.  Jesus told us, “You are the light of the world. Let your light shine before others…”  I explained… Read the rest “Glimpses of…Light”

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 “Making Disciples”
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