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There is a song by Casting Crowns that has been playing in my mind on repeat for a while now. The words are this,  “So living water flowing through God we thirst for more of You. Fill our hearts and flood our souls with one desire. Just to know You and to make You known […]

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Pastor’s Manna – Thrive

Thrive  The original Middle English meaning of the word thrive was “to grow or increase”. Our modern-day understanding is “to flourish or prosper”.  Are you thriving? Not only in the sense of prospering, but are you …  Growing?  Increasing?  Flourishing?  Isn’t it hard to measure your life? How does one measure their level of growth […]

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Pastor’s Manna

Back to School Discovery!  It is the time of year that many of us used to dread….  The end of summer break from school…  The end of summer vacations,  The end of all day long relaxing and playing,  It is time, to go back to school! It is time for our children to get back […]

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Pastor’s Manna – But then…

  But then…  Just a week ago, on Easter Sunday, we celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This was quite literally a triumph over evil, a victory over death, a defeat of sin.  For the disciples, it changed everything. Their teacher and leader had been killed. They had been hiding behind doors, fearful of the […]

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Adult Education – Going Deeper

I think it is safe to say that winter is over, and spring has finally sprung! The snow has melted and the signs of new life waking up from their winter’s nap are all around us. I love spring, especially after a long winter. The bright colors of spring as the flowers bloom and the […]

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Pastor’s Manna – From Death to Life

From Death to Life  Last month our region experienced significant flooding damage as rivers swelled to historic levels and overflowed their banks. This affected many people, including people within our congregation.  Some towns were completely cut-off from the world and on their own for awhile. Some people lost all they possessed, and some people lost […]

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Adult Education – Going DEEPER in Lent

Going DEEPER in Lent  I think of all the Seasons of the Church year, Lent is my favorite. It is a time of inward reflection, a season to take stock of one’s faith, and an opportunity for repentance and change. Over the years I have begun the practice of adding something to enhance my Lent […]

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Pastor’s Manna – Lenten Practices

Lenten Practices  Have you ever wondered what the season of Lent is all about? Why do some people give things up? Why do all these places suddenly advertise fish? How is this related to our faith?  The Catholic church began a tradition that a person would give up something for Lent, remembering the 40 days […]

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