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Chris Pratt’s 9 Bits of Advice for Living – August 19, 2018

Philippians 4:6-9, 12-13 John 3:14-21 We often hear about celebrities having “issues” in their lives.  They go to treatment for this or that.  Or they suffered some tragedy in childhood or some other something that has given them a reason for their current situation....

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The Word – September 2, 2018

Sep 2 2018 Psalm 15 James 1:17-27 We’ve been reading passages from Ephesians, but now we move on to the book of James. His theme is found in verse 22: “But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves.” Be doers of the word, and not hearers...

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Be Strong – August 26, 2018

Pent 14 Aug 26 2018 Psalm 34:15-22 Ephesians 6:10-20 Our epistle lesson is a colorful passage. The image of putting “on the whole armor of God” is vivid. You could put it on a t-shirt. It’s great for the Sunday School kids. You can give them a drawing of a Roman...

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Playing Favorites September 9, 2018

Pent 16 Sep 9 2018 LESSON: James 2:1-17 Here at the beginning of chapter two, no one can accuse James of mincing words. In verse one, he tells us what he really thinks: “My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favoritism really believe in our glorious Lord...

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Report on 2018 Annual Conference – August 12th

  LESSONS: Isaiah 41:10 Hebrews 10:23-25 John 15:1-8 REPORT FROM ANNUAL CONFERENCE Annual Conference (AC2018) was June 8-11.  The 2018 Iowa Annual Conference Session began Friday night. Gathering under the banner of “Creating Difference Makers – In New Communities of...

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Cry from the Deep – August 5, 2018

Psalm 130 Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-16   Our lesson for today, Psalm 130, begins, “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.” No translation needed: I’m in deep, O Lord. I’ve hit rock-bottom. I’m in over my head. Have you ever had that feeling? Or maybe I should ask, how...

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Bread of Life July 29,2018

10 Pent B Jul 29 2018 Ephesians 4:25-5:2 John 6:35, 41-51 The sixth chapter of John is one of the longest chapters in the Bible: 71 verses. Last week we read the opening verses. Today, our gospel is from the middle of the chapter. Chapter six began with the story of...

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Sheep minus Shepard July 15, 2018

8 Pent Jul 15 2018 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34 At first glance, today’s gospel seems like a simple slice-of-life for Jesus and his disciples. Verse 30 says, “The apostles gathered around Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught.” In chapter 6, Jesus had...

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Free! July 22, 2018

7 Pent Jul 22 2018 John 6:1-21 Some of us are old enough to remember a song from nearly 50 years ago called, “Does anybody know what time it is? Does anybody really care?” Well, yes, and yes. We usually do know what time it is, and more often than not, we really do...

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Sunday School

Sunday School classes for grade school, middle and high school students start at 9:15am.  Kids can be dropped off (but please walk into church with them) and then picked up at 10.  Worship starts at 10:30.  We’d love for your kids to join in the fun of learning about Jesus’ love for us!

Trimble After School Club

Join the fun Monday afternoons!  Our After School Club is open to all grade school kids at no cost.  For more information please call Pastor Martha at 712-898-6854