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Pastor’s Blog Jeremy Knight

This Sunday, as a church family we celebrate yet another rite-of-passage for many young adults that live their faith among us. We have the honor of walking with 11 High School graduates through this exciting time of transition. We also are aware that a multitude of folks connected to Main Street will be completing varying…

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Blog Jeremy Knight

Blog  Jeremy Knight Our text this week is a familiar yet intimidating one. We revisit the poignant tale of a Samaritan woman and her interaction with Jesus. The gospel according to John makes this episode one not to be overlooked. For many of us, the religious insiders, the story is one we can recall. We’ve…

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Pastor’s Blog Rev. Todd Watson

 He has told you, O mortal, what is good; 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 DO, LOVE, WALK. That’s God’s short list. Notice, they’re all action words. They’re all verbs and imperative verbs at that. They’re…

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Pastor’s Blog

Being a disciple of Jesus Christ is not easy.  It takes constant effort, intentionality, prayer, study, and sacrifice.  Being a disciple truly means serving others WITH NO EXPECTATION OF REWARD. How many things do you do in your life expecting no reward?  When I sat down to think for myself, I realized how much of…

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Pastor’s Blog: Jeremy Knight

Pastor’s Blog:  Jeremy Knight Last night (Wednesday), a dreaded ‘curse’ was vanquished. After 108 years the beloved Chicago Cubs are the 2016 World Champions of Major League Baseball. To be honest, I struggled to make it past 11:00 p.m. to witness the fanfare. Despite my drowsiness last night I have been following the World Series…

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Pastor’s Blog: Rev. Aislinn Kopp

Pastor’s Blog:  Rev. Aislinn Kopp You have heard us remind you after each baptism or joining of a new member that you have pledged to hold these people and this congregation in prayer.  This is not part of our United Methodist membership vows because someone thought it was a good idea, but it is a…

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Pastor’s Blog Rev. Aislinn Kopp

Pastor’s Blog  Rev. Aislinn Kopp We have all been to a dinner party.  It might not have been a fancy dinner party with name cards, but it might have been a church potluck or a family Thanksgiving dinner.  At some point, we have had dinner with a group of people.  We also know that most…

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Pastor’s Blog Jeremy Knight

Sermon Title 9:00 – ‘Dr. Jesus writes a new prescription’ Luke 12:32-40 Jesus declares in Luke’s gospel, it is God’s good pleasure to give us the kingdom. Gifts, by definition, cannot be earned but only generously given and gratefully received. The simple promise that God unconditionally gives us God’s love, mercy, and forgiveness is the…

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Pastor’s Blog Rev. Todd Watson

This Sunday our worship text will be the story of the Good Samaritan. Though this story is familiar to all of us, I think that often when we read the parable of the Good Samaritan, we miss the point of the story. In the parable, when the lawyer (who was not a lawyer like we…

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Pastor’s Blog Rev. Aislinn Kopp

Pastor’s Blog  Rev. Aislinn Kopp We continue our theme of Voices of the Wilderness this week with Elijah. Elijah’s story reads like something out of a science fiction film. We have food delivered by birds, oil and flour multiplying, people being mysteriously resurrected from the dead, fire from heaven lapping up sacrifices and drying up…

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