Word from the Pastor

The abounding love of Christ to each of you! Uff da…  I certainly never imagined a scenario where I would not be blessed to worship with you in person for over four months.  I suspect none of us imagined such a time as this…I have been thankful (again) lately for the Psalms—for the vast array […]

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Word from the Pastor

Grace and peace of Christ to each of you! When a death occurs in our congregation, Jill combs through the records seeking information that will help me provide the best care to our families.  Thanks be to God for the record keepers of the past and for her good work today. Gordon Spencer died on […]

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Word from the Pastor

Abounding love and grace of Christ to you! Oh how I miss being able to see you, share time and worship in person together!  Although it is difficult to be physically distanced from each other, we are united in God’s abounding, love and presence. Today and everyday ALL of us have the opportunity to lean into our […]

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Word from the Pastor

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice!  Psalm 130:1-2a (NRSV) There is much for us to cry out about. At the printing of this newsletter over 3 million people worldwide have or have had the coronavirus; over 200,000 have died with over 800,000 recovered and nearly two million still in […]

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A Word from the Pastor

Beloved people of Immanuel, no matter what life feels like, God is with you and loves you completely. Each day is an opportunity to lean into God’s love, presence and grace and to allow it to be the force that drives the day.  Although God’s presence, love and grace are gifts we  ALWAYS have with […]

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Word from the Pastor

Hello all!  Lately I have been doing some pondering…There are truths that are for all of humanity to enjoy, whether we feel them or not…Whether we feel it or not, we have Jesus’ peace with us.  Jesus proclaimed, “Peace I leave you.  My peace I give you” (John 14:27).  You have Jesus’ peace, it never leaves […]

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Word from the Pastor

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance this day and always! I praise and thank God for our on-going partnership in the gospel!  THANK YOU for your on-going commitment to living in God’s love for you, enjoying it and sharing it with others! This February we will be digging into Colossians in our Tuesday […]

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Word from the Pastor

Every day is filled with possibilities, with opportunities to live deeply in God’s love; to experience life fully!  Minutely, You are loved by God. In the waters of baptism you have been claimed as God’s own, loved completely as you are, and never alone!  Throughout 2020, I pray, hope and expect that we will continue […]

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Word from Pastor

  Advent begins on December 1st!  For centuries, Christians around the world have used the four weeks leading up to Christmas to prepare themselves for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. It’s a time when we observe Jesus’ first coming while we    also look forward to Jesus’ return. Each of the four weeks leading up to […]

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Grace, peace and love of God to you!!!

You are an important part of the community of faith here at Immanuel!  THANK YOU for your on-going partnership in the Gospel!  I am deeply grateful for the large and small ways that so many of you are serving in our congregation and community!  Although God’s love for you in Christ NEVER changes and is […]

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