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Posts from 2021

Hope Forward

This last week of 2021 has been a mess. Wow, we already thought it was another challenging year. Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy. We pray for God to come to those who have lost loved ones in a violent shooting spree and to those who have lost their homes and livelihoods…

Together

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “In the beginning was the Word , and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 One of the greatest moments of my life is when I as a father merge efforts with a child on a project. It might be as simple as an…

Hope Always

I had a rough year overall. I was forced to move to Arizona and take over as a coordinator five months into my first job in professional baseball. I was comfortable in Iowa and had a good group of people that I was working with, which made it tough to fully commit myself to moving…

Sunday to Monday | Merry Christmas!

It was a wonderful weekend of worship! 110 people gathered in the RCHS auditorium on Christmas Eve to celebrate the birth of Jesus and that JOY that brings us. If you missed being with us, you can watch here. And yesterday, we gathered for normal Sunday worship and celebrated all the youth ministry that GGCC…

Christmas Spirit

It’s Christmas Eve. Can you believe it? It’s here! How are you feeling? Happy and merry? Maybe not…it can be hard to feel all Christmasy. It’s been a couple of tough years. But we can get into it. Just read the Christmas story in Luke 2:1-20 again. Are you weary?  That’s the Christmas spirit! So…

Time of Joy

Merry Christmas! The first two chapters of Matthew and Luke detail the story of Jesus’ birth.  These chapters repeat several times the joy that occurs when God became flesh and dwelt among us.  History was forever divided into the time before and the time after the birth of Jesus.  Perhaps, because of this joy, my all-time favorite Christmas…

Incarnate Love

Dear Christmas People, “Do not be afraid , for see I am bringing you good news of great joy for all people!” Luke 2:10 In this week of Christmas, we have a few special events we want you to be aware of: *Tonight, at 630pm mtn time is our Zoom ministry called The Well. We will be…

Are You Ready?

Are you ready for Christmas? The countdown is on! Have you completed your checklist? Here is mine! 1. Outside lights sparkling on the house without falling off the ladder. 2.  A step above the ‘Charlie Brown’ Christmas Tree including lots of Tinsel. 3.  Christmas cards mailed to those friends and relatives  or a quick Bitmoji sent. 4.…

Sunday to Monday | Leap

How is it already the 4th week of Advent? We lit the 4th candle for Peace. And heard the story of Mary, who said “Let it be” answering God’s call to birth Immanuel. If you missed being with us, watch here and see photos here. We prepare for Christmas by leaning into the waiting and…

Praise God

When things seem to be going crazy, is your first response to praise God? Often my first response is to question “why?” Or, to try to figure out what’s going on and how to make it better. Mary gets a visit from an angel telling her she’s going to give birth to the Messiah. Which…