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Bible Book of the Month: Jonah

The book of Jonah is one of the best examples of storytelling in the Bible.

Jonah was commanded by God (1:1-2) to warn Nineveh the capitol city of Assyria, his enemy, of its great evil. Jonah, however, instead of going east fled west, boarding a ship heading to Tarshish in what is now Spain.

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Preview: The Joy of a Second Chance

Sep 13, 2017

In the third chapter of Jonah, God gives Jonah a second chance. (God’s known for doing that, by the way.) “The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time, saying, “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” Jonah 3:1-2 Watch our “1…

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Preview: When You Hit Bottom, Look Up

Sep 6, 2017

This is our second week in the Book of Jonah. When we last saw Jonah, he was sinking… now he gets swallowed by a giant fish. Things are still going downhill, getting darker. What do we do when that happens? “I called to the LORD out of my distress, and he answered me; out of…

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September 2017 Beacon

Sep 6, 2017

Here’s the September 2017 Beacon Just click below, it will open up for you.

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Preview: Sailing Away From God

Aug 30, 2017

It’s the beginning of a new month and therefore the start of a new Bible Book of the Month series! Doug and his Jonah doll will take to the pulpit to begin our journey into the Book of Jonah, where we find Jonah is not thrilled with his tasking to visit “enemies” to tell them…

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Responding to Harvey

Aug 30, 2017

Everyone has seen the images of the flooding and devastation that is being left in Texas and Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Numerous people have contacted the church asking how they can respond or what the church might do to help our fellow citizens. Here is some information we hope you’ll find helpful.…

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September Bible Book of the Month – Jonah

Aug 27, 2017

9/3 Sailing Away From God Jonah 1.1-16, Psalm 139.1-12 9/10 When You Hit Bottom, Look Up Jonah 1.17-2:10 9/17 The Joy of a Second Chance Jonah 3.1-10, Luke 11.29-32 9/24 Disappointed By Success Jonah 4.1-11, Mark 3.1-6 The book of Jonah is one of the best examples of storytelling in the Bible. Jonah was commanded…

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Preview: Where is God When the Fire is Blazing?

Aug 16, 2017

Doug continues our trip through the Book of Daniel, asking “Where is God when the fire is blazing?” Join us this week for scripture and a message that apply well to our times. “If our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire and out of your hand,…

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Pastoral Search Team & Advisory Council Recommend New Pastor

Aug 15, 2017

On this page you’ll find the full letter from the Search Team, which includes background information on Luke Stehr, who is unanimously recommended to fill the new Pastor of Students and Spiritual Formation position. Here are some of the events for the weekend when you can meet him: Friday, August 18, 6:00 p.m. Luke will…

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Preview: The Food of Resistance

Aug 2, 2017

Doug’s first message in the series on the Book of Daniel will help us understand how this Old Testament book will help us today with living in challenging times. NOTE: no 8:00 service this week! “Please test your servants for ten days. Let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink. You can…

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