Author: SLPAGE

Advent Waiting

In the book of Revelation, Jesus says to us: “Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with me.” -Revelation 3:20 (NRSV) The NKJV says that first part this way, “Behold, I stand at the

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Thanks Living

“And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” -Micah 6:8 What does it mean to give thanks?  To offer the Lord a sacrifice of praise?  To be sincerely grateful for our lives, both the good and the bad?  To honor

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Worship services changing

As we prepare to gather (or not gather) with friends and family to give thanks, though our thoughts should be on gratitude, family, and blessing, the dark cloud of COVID hangs over us.  Is it safe to visit, to see the grandkids, to be in a room with family, eating dinner? Last night, our church

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Why Three Times?

After the Baptism on Sunday, many have asked me why I dunked our newest member three times in the Sacrament of Baptism.  Jesus tells us in the Gospel of Matthew in the Great Commission, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and

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Fall is here!

I love the fall season!  The turning leaves, the beautiful colors, the cooler weather, and the falling leaves—it’s a great time to reflect upon the many blessings in our lives.  We’ve been blessed with some incredible days, blue skies and calm days, perfect for a morning or afternoon stroll.  This morning, as I gazed that

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Confession

Pastor’s Perspective: 5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true; 7 but if we walk in

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Gone for Good

8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 9 He will not always accuse, nor will he keep his anger forever. 10 He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. 11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast

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It’s tough out there

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the

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Be strong and bold

“Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.” -Deuteronomy 31:6   Moses had led the people out of bondage, crossed the Red Sea, and given the people the Law on My. Sinai.  He

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Do the right thing

“So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up.”  Galatians 6:9   Feeling tired?  Over-burdened?  Weary?  Like anyone, I have my days of weariness too, when I feel worn out, maybe not “used up,” but certainly worn out.  Life can

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