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Pastors' Update

February 2018

Sunday Worship in Lent: “Because He Knew…” Why did he keep moving toward the cross?  Was it an accident that Jesus was crucified?  The tragedy of the century? Surely, he should have known this was coming.  Surely, he could have avoided the pain, the suffering, the death.  But that’s the point, Jesus knew all along he was going to die. That was the eternal plan of the   Father… that the holy Son of God would suffer and die for a...

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January 21, 2018

Church Council Welcomes Your Ideas Our Church Council will be meeting in early February for their annual workshop/meeting.  They welcome any input from the congregation.  Please submit any ideas or concerns to Congregational President, Paul Herman – peherman10@gmail.com or place in his church mailbox prior to February 3.   Lenten Supper Hosts Needed Ash Wednesday is on February 14 which means 7:00pm midweek services will begin at that time.  We hope to have...

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November 19

Family Bible Hour — New Adult Bible Study Please join us between services (9:20am) downstairs for Family Bible Hour.  Adults and children meet together for fellowship and a brief opening to sing a hymn or psalm together before dividing up for classes.  Children 3 years old through Grade 8 are welcome for Sunday School.  Today we will be starting a new Adult Bible Study entitled: "Families of the Bible."  This Bible Study explores familiar Biblical...

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November 5

Evangelism Sunday and Bible Study Next Week On Sunday, November 12, we will be concentrating our attention on reaching out to those who need Jesus.  We will mark Evangelism Sunday, and we will do so by doing an explanation of the Common Service liturgy.  This is designed to help you be able to explain to others what the various aspects of our worship services are all about.  Between Sunday services, we will have a special Bible Study focusing on Evangelism called...

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June 17, 2017

Baby/Toy Drive Keturah Mission Circle is holding a baby/toy drive this summer in hopes of refreshing the nursery area in the church basement as well as supporting New Beginnings, a ministry out of Milwaukee sponsored by Christian Life Resources.  The mission of New Beginnings is to help a single mother develop spiritually in God's Word, become a responsible citizen in society, continue her education, achieve self-sufficiency, and be a competent and loving Christian parent....

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June 4, 2017

Orders Taken for Father’s Day Boutonnieres Celebrate the special men in your life on this upcoming Father's Day with boutonnieres handcrafted by the Keturah Mission Circle.  They will be selling these red rose boutonnieres for only $5.00 each.  Please sign up on the sheet posted on the south bulletin board.  All orders should be placed by June 15 and may be picked up before the service on Sunday, June 18 in the church library.  Payment upon ordering is...

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February 26, 2017

The Transfiguration of Our Lord The observance of Transfiguration on the last Sunday before Lent is a uniquely Lutheran contribution to the Christian Church year. It was introduced to this Sunday by Johannes Bugenhagen, who was Martin Luther’s pastor and colleague. This special day commemorates the moment on the Mount of Transfiguration when three of Jesus’ disciples saw him in his divine splendor before he made his final journey to Jerusalem. Join Us for Family Bible...

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December 11, 2016

Midweek Advent Service:  Christ Compared with Old Testament Heroes People like to have heroes. At different stages of life we have superheroes, sports heroes, war heroes. They entertain and inspire us. The Old Testament is full of heroes, men and women who demonstrated bravery, perseverance, and faith. However, by telling us about these heroes the Bible has a greater purpose than entertainment or inspiration.  The Bible uses these heroes to point to Christ.  As we prepare for...

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Saturday October 22, 2016

Minor festivals In addition to the major festivals of the church year, the Christian Church also sets aside individual days to celebrate and commemorate certain saints, angels, or events in the history of the church. We sometimes refer to these days as “minor festivals.” The intent of celebrating a minor festival is to thank God for these gifts to the Church and to follow their example.   St. James of Jerusalem  -  Learn from Jesus’ Brother October...

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Friday, October 7, 2016

As we concentrate on the Creed in worship, we move on to an emphasis on the work of the Holy Spirit. Sunday/Monday Worship  -  The Creed:  A Changeless God in a Changing World  Whenever we speak the words of the Apostles’ Creed, we are announcing our belief in a changeless God. He has not changed since Christians first spoke these words long ago, and he never will. In a changing world, a changeless God provides certainty and stability. The...

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