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I can hardly believe that this month marks a year of being in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  A year ago this month (March 15, 2020) we worshiped God together celebrating the baptism of Ryan & Brant Arquilla.  Illinois schools stopped meeting in person two days later.  The very next Sunday, March 22, 2020, […]

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Grace and peace to you!  Throughout this month we are dwelling in Epiphany.  Epiphany is about Jesus Christ revealed as the Savior of the World.  Jesus is revealed as Savior in the coming of the Magi, in his baptism, in his life, death and resurrection.  Throughout the season of Epiphany I hope and pray that […]

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In Mark 13:24-37 Jesus commends us to keep awake!  We find these exact words in verses 35 & 37 and the message iterated through out.  Ever find yourself asleep to the world around you?  How easy it is to slumber through life…  numb oneself…  to avoid pain…  Yet, Jesus called the disciples then and calls […]

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4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.  Eph 4:4-6 (NRSV) Through Jesus Christ we are one body; each with an important role.  We […]

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“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.” 2 Corinthians 13:13 These words wrap up 2 Corinthians, an epistle or letter, written to the community of faith at Corinth. This three-fold, Trinitarian blessing and greeting commends the grace of Jesus, […]

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May you have a keen awareness and experience of God’s presence and love today and always! Beloved of God—YOU are not forgotten!  You are regularly in my thoughts and prayers!  If you would like to share time through socially distanced porch or driveway visit please let me know.  As you know, I am not gifted […]

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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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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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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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