October 11, 2021

20th Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Javen Swanson

Today’s scripture readings: Amos 5:6-7, 10-15; Mark 10:17-31 I read about some interesting and sobering research this week regarding wealth, empathy,

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October 3, 2021

19th Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Bradley E. Schmeling

Mark 10:2-16 When I noticed that this was the gospel lesson assigned for today, my first inclination was choose a

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September 26, 2021

18th Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Lois Pallmeyer

Dear Friends in Christ, God’s grace and peace be with you.  Amen Is it okay to cancel someone?  Could we

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September 20, 2021

17th Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Javen Swanson

Today’s scripture readings: Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 54; James 3:13–4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37 Two summers ago, our denomination became the country’s first “sanctuary church

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September 5, 2021

15th Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Lois Pallmeyer

Dear Friends in Christ, God’s grace and peace be with you. Amen. They say a parent is never happier than

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August 29, 2021

14th Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Bradley E. Schmeling

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23  This summer, Kyrstin Schwarz, our Rockstar children’s ministry director used the Disney Pixar movie, “Inside Out”

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August 16, 2021

Mary, Mother of Our Lord; Pastor Javen Swanson

Today’s scripture readings: Isaiah 61:7-11; Psalm 34:1-9; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 1:46-55 I made it through the entire reading of that Gospel lesson without

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August 1, 2021

10th Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Javen Swanson

Today’s scripture readings: Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15; Psalm 78:23-29; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35 Early on in the pandemic, in those first weeks after the entire

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