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Greetings Everyone Greetings Everyone. This Sunday begins the New Year in the life of the church, it is the first Sunday of Advent. Let’s talk about two things in this article. First let’s talk about the church year and second the Season of Advent. The Church Year is...
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Greetings Everyone Greetings Everyone. November always seems to be filled with lots of events to remember and in which to participate. It is one busy month. November 11 of course was Armistice Day…Veteran’s Day. We celebrate the end of World War I and the many men and...
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Greetings Everyone Greetings Everyone. As some of you know, I regularly read articles from “The Institute for Family Studies.” This is a conservative journal that presents academic research on what makes for strong families. Sometimes their findings become part of the...
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Greetings Everyone Greetings Everyone. This week we not only participated in Halloween but we also celebrated All-Saints Day. The original title of All-Saints Day was “All Hallows Day” with ‘hallow’ meaning holy or saint. The real reason October 31 is “Hallow-e’en” is...
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Greetings Everyone This Sunday we will be holding a Kirkin’ of the Tartans celebration just before the beginning of worship (9:45). In a lengthy article I wrote a few years back, I explain the history of this celebration as well as presented some challenges for us to...
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Greetings Everyone Greetings Everyone… What is the purpose of prayer? We have begun a 7-week series on prayer. As we began this series last week, we talked about two methods of praying that people have found helpful as tools to structure their time of prayer. The...
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Greetings Everyone Greetings Everyone… …and thank you for your prayers during the time Terri and I were adventuring. We have returned safely with many wonderful experiences and some stories to tell. That having been said, so much has happened in our world since we...
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Greetings Everyone Greetings Everyone. Terri and my wonderful adventure is coming to an end. We have seen lots, met new friends, tired out our bodies, recovered and did it all over again. We have grown and talked and shared and prayed. We have celebrated Terri’s...
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Greetings Everyone Bibles Babes and L.A.M.B.S. have started back up.  Please see the info below and click on calendar of events for a snapshot of October. Pastor Paul and Terri have finished their long trek from Porto, Portugal to Santiago, Spain! Enjoy the last few...
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Greetings Everyone Enjoy the following pictures and updates from Pastor Paul and Terri.  They are over halfway to Santiago, surviving rain and toe blisters! This Sunday Jim Ramlow will be filling in for Pastor Paul.  His sermon is titled, “Jostling Jesus”....
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Greetings Everyone I am happy to report that Pastor Paul and Terri made it safely to Portugal and are well on their way, having already walked 44+ miles on the Camino de Santiago. They have shared glimpes of their travels, seen below. Please keep them in your prayers...
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Greetings Everyone This will be my last communication through Midweek Messenger for a while. We are looking forward to our time away and know that the Lord will continue to bless this part of his family as you worship, pray, study and serve. I will be sending some...
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Greetings Everyone Mistakes happen. Yes, they do. In fact, I have noticed in myself that the more full my schedule, the more mistakes I am prone to make. Maybe it is age. I personally believe my personal computer (brain) is so full of stuff that it no longer quickly...
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Greetings Everyone Greetings Everyone. This Sunday will be our last time to focus on our summer theme in worship of “Spiritual Truths in the Code of the West.” This coming Sunday’s theme will be, “Are You a Pioneer or a Settler.” This is not a “Code of the West.”...
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Greetings Everyone This summer our theme in worship is “Spiritual Truths in the Code of the West.” This coming Sunday’s theme is “Talk less…Say more.” There is an ol’ cowboy story that has been used to make this point from the Code of the West. In appropriate fashion...
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Greetings Everyone This summer our theme in worship is “Spiritual Truths in the Code of the West.” This coming Sunday’s theme is “Ride for the Brand.” James P. Owens, in his book Cowboy Ethics (page 54)¸quotes from Red Steagall’s poem titled “Ride for the Brand.” The...
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Greetings Everyone This summer our theme in worship is “Spiritual Truths in the Code of the West.” This coming Sunday’s theme is “When you make a promise, keep it.” By the time you read this page, Dr. Mary Neal will have spoken to our church and greater community. For...
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Greetings Everyone This week our focus from the Code of the West is “Being Tough but Fair.” James Owen in his book, Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West, wrote: “On the open range, cowboys shared a way of life that was as difficult...
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Greetings Everyone This summer our theme in worship is “Spiritual Truths in the Code of the West.” This coming Sunday’s theme is “Know Where to Draw the Line.” Wow, this theme carries so many thoughts and meanings as I ponder it. We all draw lines. Within society at...
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Greetings Everyone This summer our theme in worship is “Spiritual Truths in the Code of the West.” This coming Sunday’s theme is “Do What Has to be Done.” When I was in high school, baseball was one sport I played. I was a 3rd baseman and did OK achieving honorable...
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Greetings Everyone This summer our theme in worship is “Spiritual Truths in the Code of the West.” This coming Sunday’s theme I selected because it is the Sunday prior to Independence Day. The theme is “Some Things aren’t for Sale.” One of my favorite musicals (and...
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Greetings Everyone Greetings Everyone. This summer our theme in worship is “Spiritual Truths in the Code of the West.” One of the spiritual dynamics of our nation’s western expansion were the gospel ministers who followed the movement and went to save souls. It was a...
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Greetings Everyone This past Sunday I introduced the theme we will be working with during the summer, “Scriptural Truths in the Code of the West.” Montana played a large role in the Western expansion of our country. As with most times of growth and expansion, there...