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Upcoming Special Events: VBS 2017, Fellowship Luncheons, and Food Bank

Getting S'More of Jesus: Vacation Bible School 2017 ... July 28 & 29 (Friday and Saturday), 12 noon to 6 pm. Registration form here... WEDNESDAY FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEONS First Wednesday of every month except July and August ... DAYSPRING IS A FOOD BANK DEPOT (Thursday Afternoons, 3:30 - 5:00) Click here for a list of Items regularly needed.  
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The Good News: Who is it for?

Fourth Sunday after Easter: May 7, 2017 Acts 8:26-39  and Luke 24:44-47 What follows is a true story. Some details have been omitted to protect the identity of the persons whose story I am sharing. It was Communion Sunday. The minister was about to launch into his sermon. However, instead of standing at the pulpit, he walked over to the Communion Table and, with a vicious movement of hi...
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Easter Sunday Liturgy

Worship on Easter Sunday 10:00 am – April 16, 2017 We gather to worship God Music prelude Processional: He is Lord                     Book of Praise # 252 Greeting L: Christ is risen! P: He is risen, indeed! Lighting of the Christ candle Welcome and announcements Silent preparation for worship Opening words: L: This is the day that the Lord has made P: Let u...
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Palm/Passion Sunday Liturgy

Music prelude Greeting Lighting of the Christ candle Welcome and announcements Silent preparation for worship Opening words: L: Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!       P: Hosanna in the highest! L: Lift up your hearts!       P: We lift them up to the Lord! *Opening Praise:  Holy is the Lord I. Entry into Jerusalem Scripture reading:               ...
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Gifts for a King – a Dramatic Reading authored by Paul Flucke

First Sunday after Christmas Day The story has been told for centuries now. The story of Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar and the gifts they brought to the newborn king. And of how they saw the star and followed it for weeks, across mountain and valley and desert, in stately procession on their swaying beasts, they came and placed their treasures at the feet of the infant Savior And what were t...
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The Power of One

October 30, 2016: 24th Sunday after Pentecost Scripture Readings: I Kings 17:1-24 and Luke 4:24-26 Five years ago I read a book by Bryce Courtenay called The Power of One. Have any of you read it? When I started to read it I wasn’t quite sure if I would even finish it. It is a story of a little South African boy named PK who is continually bullied in school throughout his young life. He has no s...
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