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Dominican Republic Mission Trip and International Mission Update

Posted by Allen Hunter on

Dominican Republic Mission Trip and International Mission Update I want to start by first apologizing for the lack of communication that has surrounded the mission trip to the Dominican Republic for this year. The decision not to return to the DR this year was made in July of 2018, and it...

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A Creative Look at the Cross Journey - Session 2

Posted by Laura Mueller on

A Creative Look at the Cross Journey GTW class Station II: Judas Betrayed Jesus  Peter, James and John fail Jesus during a time of agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. Blood seeps from Jesus’ pores, his duress apparent - yet the three disciples fall asleep again and again. And then...

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In Your Hands

Posted by Tim McConnell on

What a bitter, frozen day it is today! I hope you are inside and warm, able to stay off the roads. I’m glad Colorado is getting this out of the system before our ECO National Gathering next week. One way or another the church will always carry on. How many moments in history threatened...

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Tags: light and life, vision sunday

What's Happening - Week of January 20

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres: View the full calendar Sunday, January 20 Join us for worship Sunday at 8:30, 9, 10 or 11 a.m. as we continue our sermon series, Light and Life. Pastor Tim McConnell will preach from Luke 3:4-18. Adult Sunday Communities meet at 8:30, 10 and...

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A New Way of Life

Posted by Tim McConnell on

We began our Light and Life series on Sunday with an embodiment of the truth that Jesus is a Light for all nations, interviewing Pastor Youssef Samir from our partner church Heliopolis Evangelical in Cairo. This week we look at Life. John the Baptist challenged his listeners with "A New Way of...

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Tags: e-blast, light and life

A Creative Look at the Cross Journey

Posted by Laura Mueller on

From GTW's A Creative Look at the Cross Journey Class    Station I (Above): Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane I am trying to capture the big Olive tree I remember in the Garden of Gethsemane. -Anon. Afraid to feel, but feel I must. No sacrifice without pain. -Ellen S.   Christ...

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Tags: gtw, cross journey

What's Happening - Week of January 13

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres: View the full calendar Sunday, January 13 Join us for worship Sunday at 8:30, 9, 10 or 11 a.m. as we begin our sermon series, Light and Life. Pastor Tim McConnell and Pastor Youssef Samir from Heliopolis Evangelical Church in Cairo Egypt will...

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Light and Life

Posted by Tim McConnell on

The lights are down, the decorations in the box, but we are still figuring out what to do with this year’s Christmas tree! It wasn’t too long ago I was holding a candle on December 24, waiting to sing “Silent Night” and lift the light against the darkness. As we gathered...

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Tags: light and life

What's Happening - Week of January 6

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres: View the full calendar   Sunday, January 6 Join us for worship Sunday at 8:30, 9, 10 or 11 as we continue our sermon series, Time for Joy. Pastor John Goodale will be preaching in the Sanctuary and Pastor Tom Pipkin will be preaching in the...

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Advent Devotional Week 8: Joy to the Future

Posted by John Goodale on

Meditation by John Goodale, Pastor of Care Isaiah 12:1-6 A Scottish pastor named Thomas Chalmers once identified what he considered to be three grand essentials of happiness: something to do, something to love and something to hope for. While the first two qualities occur in the present...

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Tags: advent, advent devotionals 2018, time for joy, worship

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