Monday, April 27, 2009


Liam Sean and family, presented by Grandma Elaine, on Sunday April 19 at the 11:15 worship service.

New Members

We welcomed Dawn & John (introduced by Ruth & Jerry) on April 19 at the 9:00 am worship service.

Easter Services

A couple weeks behind, but good pics nevertheless. It was a wonderful resurrection celebration!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Day of Prayer and Fasting

Tomorrow is the worship service for our Day of Prayer and Fasting, but today is the preparation. It is the first implementation step in our Matthew 28 process - getting right with each other and with God as we embark on the mission God gives us. During the prayer vigil this afternoon and evening, I took some time to read further in Augustine's Confessions:

Perhaps I am deceived. Within me are those lamentable dark areas wherein my own capacities lie hidden from me. . . . No man should be sure whether one who can pass from worse to better might not also pass from better to worse. One hope, one trust, one firm promise - your mercy! (10.32.48)

SonRise Service

Thanks to all who helped with set-up, provided the breakfast to follow, and to Mount Rose Cemetery for welcoming us to the hill.

Easter Egg Hunt

Indoors due to rain, but lots of fun. Thanks to the youth and their adult leaders for decorating, stuffing, hiding the eggs . . . and making the morning lots of fun! Thanks to all who donated eggs & candy & gifts & pretzels.

Robin's Research

Among student research highlighted at MU . . . our very own Robin!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fools!

1 Corinthians 1:17-31 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to proclaim the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its power. 18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart." 20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, 23 but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength. 26 Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, 29 so that no one might boast in the presence of God. 30 He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31 in order that, as it is written, "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord."