Pray for the preparations for J-term and for a great turnout Jan. 24 – 26. Nationally known author and speaker Ed Stetzer will be speaking on Thursday the 25th with an emphasis on church revitalization. Registration is through the seminary office.


Fall is nearly gone.  Winter is nearly upon us.  The days have certainly become short enough.  The music in stores and on Sunday mornings has changed to the familiarly sugary or introspective Christmas songs of tradition. Soon ministry programs aside from the Christmas Eve Service and the normal Sunday morning services at most churches will

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Christmas Eve

  Christmas Eve (Series B) December 24, 2017 Gospel: Matthew 1:18-25 Epistle: 1 John 4:7-16 Lesson: Is. 7:10-14 Psalm: Psalm 110:1-4 CLB Commentary – Dr. David Veum That God is with us—Emmanuel—means that God has forgiven our sin. “You are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” The

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Third Sunday in Advent

  Third Sunday in Advent (Series B) December 17, 2017 Gospel: John 1:6-8, 19-28 Epistle: 1 Thess. 5:16-24 Lesson: Is. 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm: Psalm 89:1-4, 14-18 CLB Commentary – Rev. Dale Hanson At a preaching seminar so many years ago I heard this suggestion for Advent – “give your congregation an Advent gift of short,

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