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November 2021 Newsletter
by Dana S on November 17th, 2021
“For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread.” 1 Corinthians 11:23 In this section of 1 Corinthians, St. Paul tells us what the Lord’s Supper is: our heritage from the Lord. It is the Promise of God that each generation of Christians passes onto the next. This Sacrament teaches us to treasure, safeguard, and deliver the Gospel to another generation. The Lord’s Supper is how Jesus sustains His Church until His coming again, and the Eucharist is how we can endure the Lord’s delay for however long Jesus tarries in returning.
September 2021 Newsletter
by Dana S on September 23rd, 2021
I have been asked about preaching a lot lately. How I learned to preach, style of preaching, etc. My preaching on Ephesians got a few inquiries come my way of which I am all thankful for and love. It is after all, my trade in life. So, I thought I would take some space to give more background into my training and the nature of homiletics (the study of preaching).
by Dana S on August 12th, 2021
To come into the presence of a king, let alone THE King, is no small thing. Esther’s point above is this, “Ask anyone who is alive, and they will tell you that you cannot just come into the King’s presence without being called by Him. That is a death sentence to approach the king without his permission.”
July Newsletter 2021
by Dana S on July 12th, 2021
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your doing, it is the gift of God, not a result of works so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8 The verse quoted above is but a mere sample of what is in those 6 chapters. Out of Paul’s letters it is my favorite, and arguably, perhaps my favorite book in the entire Bible. The jury is still out on that one because it is hard to settle for just one.
June Newsletter 2021
by Dana S on June 23rd, 2021
The word blessing in the book of Genesis is a key word that flows through the entire book. Used more than a dozen times in Genesis alone, it is placed at key moments between God and his chosen people. God blesses his creatures in creation. God blesses Noah after the flood. God blesses Abraham and through him, all nations will be blessed. God blesses Jacob. Each time the blessing is tied to a promise from God.
May Newsletter 2021
by Dana S on May 21st, 2021
How important is unity in the Church? I could give a theological paper on it. I could give a list of synonyms with unity in the bible: community, harmony, concord, oneness, & fellowship. Here are just a few passages talking about unity with God and with one another:
April Newsletter Update
by Dana S on April 14th, 2021
Gah! I just love the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus. They are fraught with tension and excitement. There are the women, the disciples in the boat, and the men on the road to Emmaus just going about their way and their lives when Jesus unexpectedly arrives. We are outside looking in and eagerly waiting for the people in the narrative to make the realization that we have:
March Newsletter Update
by Dana S on March 11th, 2021
You know the well beloved and cherished story of Zacchaeus. So well known that I can never read the account without bursting into the song that accompanies it. “Zacchaeus was a wee little man and a wee little man was he…” The point of that entire account is the conclusion that I have quoted above. Everyone is grumbling at what Jesus has done. He has chosen, of all people, this Zacchaeus, who is of short stature and character, and has dined with him. “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” That is what they say.
by Dana S on February 11th, 2021
How often do you get a devotional thought from 2 John? It was tempting to just write the entire book down because it is only 13 verses. Here I have emphasized the words, “walking.” When the word “walk” is used in the Bible, both Old Testament and New, the visual that always goes with it is walking along a path, a road, a way.
November 2020 Newsletter
by Dana S on November 9th, 2020
Well it is official. As of October 18th, I am now your sole pastor. Or as some have come to term it, your “soul” pastor. Ha! I like it. In response, I have heard this stated in my life by several pastors and now I stand in the same place to say it to all of you: Congrats to you all! You guys have, without fail, called and now affirmed a sinner to be your pastor.
October Newsletter Update
by Dana S on October 14th, 2020
October 2020“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” Ephesians 4:29As one whose calling it is to do a lot of communicating, I must always stress that the verse above is my goal. Considering the tense times we live in where communicating is hard to do on a good day, the challenge is c...
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