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The Two Debtors

by: Cindy Rolenc

05/11/2022

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A parable is a simple story that illustrates a profound truth. Did you know that more than a third of Jesus' recorded teaching is in the form of parables?  When we study the parables, we hear the voice of Jesus. What is He saying? What is our response?

Through this study, we will grow into a deeper love of the One of whom it was said: "No one ever spoke the way this man does." John 7:46

This week's parable is about debt forgiveness. Jesus is the Savior of everyone. Notice ho

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Happy Mother's Day

by: Cindy Rolenc

05/08/2022

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Wishing a blessed Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there. Whether you gave birth to children, adopted children, or just treat other's children as your own and serve as a mother figure. We salute you for all the love you spread, booboos you kiss, hugs you share. Know that you are loved!

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Sermon Series Parables of Jesus

by: Cindy Rolenc

05/04/2022

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A parable is a simple story that illustrates a profound truth. Did you know that more than a third of Jesus' recorded teaching is in the form of parables? When we study the parables, we hear the voice of Jesus. What is He saying? What is our response?

Through this study, we will grow into a deeper love of the One of whom it was said: "No one ever spoke the way this man does." John 7:46

Our Scripture readings are Matthew 7:24-29; Luke 6:39-42

Plan to join us this Sunday mornin

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Read the Bible in a Year

by: Cindy Rolenc

04/28/2022

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How are you doing on reading your Bible this year? it's not too late to start.

Make this YOUR year of the Bible. Read through the whole Bible or the New Testament this year.

How can we help you dive into the Bible? Need another copy of the Bible reading plan? Need a Bible that is divided into daily readings? Give Pastor Caryn a call if you need assistance or have questions 623-4751 or 370-2340 or email her at pastorcarynpedersen@gmail.com

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From the Pastor's Desk

by: Cindy Rolenc

04/28/2022

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What are you reading? This is one of my favorite discussion topics. I love to hear about what others are reading.

Here are two recent thought provoking books:

I've Seen the End of You

Dr. W. Lee Warren, a practicing brain surgeon, tried to give patients hope, even as he realized, I've seen the end of you. It's a raw, honest look at how we can remain on solid ground when everything goes wrong and how we can find light in the darkest hours of life. His stories are fascinating.

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God's Chosen Ones

by: Cindy Rolenc

04/27/2022

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This week our church is joyfully joining with Madison Osheim, Jocelyn O'Neal, Tony Pedersen and Osiel Pedersen as they confirm their baptismal vows. Confirmation is the rite of initiation in which young people enter into full confession and affirmation of faith.

These four young people have spent the last months studying the traditional membership questions:

1. Trusting in the gracious mercy of God, do you turn from the ways of sin and renounce evil and its power in the worl

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Joyful Giving

by: Cindy Rolenc

04/06/2022

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This Lent we are going to study the book of Philippians aka the book of joy. I will be referencing the book Because of This I Rejoice: Reading Philippians During Lent by Max O. Vincent. We will be talking about how to joyfully practice spiritual disciplines: prayer, witness, humility, hospitality, asceticism and giving.

For our last week, we are studying joyful giving. Paul does not come right out and say, "thanks for the money you gave me." Instead the whole letter to the

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SLOW Yourself

by: Cindy Rolenc

04/02/2022

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After recently spending four days away helping to lead a retreat, I've been pondering what it means to retreat. I first spoke of this topic in a 2019 Pulse article.

Why should Christians retreat? The word "retreat" is defined as an act or process of withdrawing especially from what is difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable. An example would be when troops are forced to withdraw from an enemy. A second definition of retreat is more pleasant: a retreat is a place of privacy or

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Joyful Asceticism

by: Cindy Rolenc

03/31/2022

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This Lent we are going to study the book of Philippians aka the book of joy. I will be referencing the book Because of This I Rejoice: Reading Philippians During Lent by Max O. Vincent. We will be talking about how to joyfully practice spiritual disciplines: prayer, witness, humility, hospitality, aseticism and giving.

This week we are focusing on joyful asceticism. Max O Vincent says, "Through the cross, we forget self and learn Christ. Forgetting self is the power of the

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Joyful Humility

by: Cindy Rolenc

03/17/2022

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This Lent we are going to study the book of Philippians aka the book of joy. I will be referencing the book Because of This I Rejoice: Reading Philippians During Lent by Max O. Vincent. We will be talking about how to joyfully practice spiritual disciplines: prayer, witness, humility, hospitality, asceticism and giving.

For this week, we will focus on joyful humility. The Spritiual Disciples Handbook says, "Humility is the desire to become like Jesus in His willingness to c

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Joyful Witness

by: Cindy Rolenc

03/10/2022

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This Lent we are going to study the book of Philippians aka the book of joy. I will be refernecing the book Because of This I Rejoice: Reading Philippians During Lent by Max O. Vincent. We will be talking about how to joyfully practice spiritual disciplines: prayer, witness, humility, hospitality, asceticism and giving.

For this week, we will focus on joyful witness. God calls each of us to joyfully share the Gospel, the Good News, with others anywhere and anytime.

I want to

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Find Us Faithful

by: Cindy Rolenc

03/03/2022

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During our Session meeting this month, we discussed the following article titled, Find Us Faithful from the Charisma Leader website.

Don't be afraid of what you are about to suffer. The devil will throw some of you into prison to test you. You will suffer for ten days. But if you remain faithful even when facing death, I will give you the crown of life. - Revelation 2:10

Faithfulness is not a word we hear often these days. Sometimes we hear it at retirement parties: "After t

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Philippians Sermon Series

by: Cindy Rolenc

03/01/2022

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This Lent we are going to study the book of Philippians aka the book of joy. I will be referencing the book Because of This I Rejoice: Reading Philippians During Lent by Max O. Vincent. We will be talking about how to joyfully practice spiritual disciplines: prayer, witness, humility, hospitality, asceticism and giving.

For this first week, we will focus on joyful prayer.

I want to encourage you to read the whole letter of Philippians in one sitting.

For this week, we will be

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The Feasts of the Lord - Feast of Tabernacles

by: Cindy Rolenc

02/22/2022

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The feasts which God gave to the nation of Israel (and are often called the feasts of Israel) are incredible in their truth about Jesus and for their prophetic revelation concerning God's plan to redeem this planet.

We have studied the first four spring feasts, which Jesus Christ fulfilled by the events of His first coming. While the Passover reminds of our deliverance from death, the Feast of Unleavened bread reminds us we still face the dangerous and permeating effect of

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The Feasts of the Lord - Day of Atonement

by: Cindy Rolenc

02/17/2022

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The feasts which God gave to the nation of Israel (and are often called the feasts of Israel) are incredible in their truth about Jesus and for their prophetic revelation concerning God's plan to redeem this planet.

We have studied the first four spring feasts, which Jesus Christ fulfilled by the events of His first coming. While the Passover reminds of our deliverance from death, the Feast of Unleavened Bread reminds us we still face the dangerous and permeating effect of

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