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Message from Pastor Rich (May 2020)

Greetings in Christ Jesus, Amazing how fast life can change!  What will our future be like?  For some of us it may look scary.  “Shelter in Place” could change our lives.  At present we seniors may not be able to gather in groups.  We may have to practice “social distancing.” That would keep us from […]

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Message from Pastor Don (May 2020)

    Hello to all of you out there; I hope you are doing well under the circumstances. I’d like to share with you a family devotion from a 1918 edition of Lutheran Witness:   During the present epidemic [Spanish flu] the Boards of Health of many cities have requested that congregations close schools, churches, […]

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Message from Pastor Rich (April 2020)

Greetings in Christ Jesus   Amazing how things can quickly change.  Hard to comprehend all that is happening right now.  The world has been instructed to practice “social distancing.” We have to stay Away from one another.  We can not gather at the Senior Center or church to worship.  We have a resource to get […]

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Message from Pastor Don (April 2020)

                As I write this article there’s an eerie silence in the office. I’m the only one working here; Jennifer is working from home mostly, taking your calls and continuing various day-to-day operations of the church. Pastor Kiessling is calling those on the phone whom he regularly visits. […]

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A Note From Pastor Don About Coronavirus

From March 14, 2020 Sunday Worship will be live-streamed on Facebook at 10:45 am We are new to this but want to give those who cannot come to church this option because we want you to be safe about your health. We will be streaming the entire service on our Facebook Page – we’re not […]

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Message from Pastor Rich (March 2020)

Greetings in Christ Jesus from Pastor Rich   Welcome to Lent.  This is the most important season in the Church year.  It gives us the opportunity to draw nearer to Jesus and experience His amazing love for us.  It is my prayer that you will experience His amazing love for you and make a change […]

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Message from Pastor Don (March 2020)

Eyes on Jesus O come, let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Gradual for Lent, based on Hebrews 12:2) When the […]

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Message from Pastor Rich (February 2020)

Greetings in Christ Jesus   Have you seen a Robin yet?  I remember growing up in Michigan that, when we saw a robin in the new year my mother would remark, “ that means Spring is coming”.  I still think of Spring when I see my first robin.  One should be appearing soon.  However, Robins […]

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Message from Pastor Don (February 2020)

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) Some of you have heard this story already but for those who have not: A few weeks ago Jill […]

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Message from Pastor Rich (January 2020)

Greetings in Christ Jesus Welcome to 2020!  That reminds me of 20/20 vision.  What is your plan for the new year?  How does being a light in the darkness sound to you?  There definitely is a need for light.  So much appears dark.  But we have good news.  The Angels announced it to the shepherds.  […]