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Enews: Sunday, March 14, 2021

Fourth Sunday in Lent God’s intention for us is the same intention for all of creation in Genesis 1: for goodness. However, we have fallen from that intention, seeking the ways of the world. The ways of the world teach us to desire what others have, and to not be satisfied. The ways of the […]

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Enews: Sunday, March 7, 2021

Dear Friend,   This is a disturbing passage for some Christians. Seeing Jesus angry to the point of violence offers a somewhat awkward picture in relation to the Jesus so many people want to see. John is not afraid to depict the humanity of Jesus. John also seeks to portray Jesus sharing the message of […]

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Special Enews: March 3, 2021: Bishop Hee Soo Jung

March 3: Bishop Hee Soo Jung Bishop Hee-Soo Jung is resident bishop in the Wisconsin Annual Conference. Previously, Bishop Jung served eight years as bishop of the Northern Illinois Conference (Chicago area). Video Bishop’s Journal Page Saving Jesus LOOKING FOR A CHALLENGE? Please join us SIX WEEK DVD SERIES CHRISTIAN FORMATION HOUR Sunday morning at […]

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Enews: Sunday, February 28, 2021

Dear Friend,   No matter what our situation or station in life, God calls us to fulfill our purpose in God’s plan. Abram was ninety-nine years old when God revealed his place in God’s scheme. God deemed Abram a righteous man, as Paul tells us, because of the patriarch’s faith. So it is with us. […]

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Enews: Sunday, February 21, 2021

Dear Friend,   Water – in the flood and in the baptism of Jesus and of Christ’s followers – is the striking image at heart of this first week in Lent. But, along with it comes God’s promise of restoration, of grace and of the united creation toward which God is working. In the Noah […]

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ENews: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Wednesday, February 17th Ash Wednesday Service @ 7pm Online A Service of Readings, Meditations, Ashes & Communion Drive thru at the Maple Parking Lot for  Ashes & Communion 5:00pm to 6:15pm Lent begins with dust and ashes. We start this time of intensive preparation for baptism or realigning our lives with the vows of the baptismal […]

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Enews: Sunday, February 14, 2021

Dear Friend,   Once again Epiphany closes with the Transfiguration of Jesus – the turning point, the final affirmation, before Jesus set his sights on Jerusalem and the coming confrontation and sacrifice. The challenge is for us to learn to recognize God’s glory – in Christ, but also in all people and all things. It […]

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Enews: Sunday, February 7, 2021

Dear Friend,   In our gospel reading, Jesus’ ministry includes healing and authoritative teaching. People come to Jesus and bring their loved ones to him out of hope, and because Jesus has compassion for the people. Jesus often healed by touching people-taking them by the hand, calling them to get up. This act of compassion […]

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Enews: Sunday, January 31, 2021

Dear Friend,   Fourth Sunday after Epiphany “The awe of God is the beginning of wisdom.” This is a phrase repeated throughout Wisdom literature, especially in Psalms and Proverbs. All too often, human beings like to reign in God, to claim to know how God works through our own human understanding. Jesus’ questions about the […]

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Enews: Sunday, January 24, 2021

Dear Friend,   We continue living through a tumultuous time. Who knows what is in store for us, and what is coming ahead in our Covid world? 2020 taught us that we can’t predict what is to come. But perhaps what we can do is listen for when Jesus is calling us. Listen to God, […]

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