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The Unstoppable Feast

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Easter is here! The church is ready to fill up and overflow to celebrate the Lord’s resurrection. All around town churches are getting ready to push the limits. One church I know is renting the World Arena! I’m praying every seat is taken.   Around the world, particularly in...

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Tags: e-blast, easter, prodigal, sermon, worship

Guided Reflection for Holy Week

Posted by Rhea Patton on

Today's Holy Week service was a guided experience of actively reading and reflecting on Scripture and intentionally preparing our hearts for this week's remembrances of crucifixion and resurrection. Whether you attended or not, you can carry this practice throughout Holy Week by following the...

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Tags: easter, holy week, lent, scripture study

Who are the First Pres Faith Community Nurses?

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Faith Community Nurses are a volunteer group of nurses connected with the Caring Ministries office. They are not intended to take the place of your regular doctor, and they can't prescribe medicine or provide hands-on treatment, but they provide superb support for those in our congregation who...

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Tags: caring ministries, health, medicine, nurses, sickness

Holy Week Opportunities

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

The reflective season of Lent is ready to give way to the wrenching passion of our Savior and the glory of His Resurrection. Today is a great day to look ahead at how we'll observe this Holy Week together as a church community, set aside time to participate and pray about whom to...

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The Art of Forgiveness, No. 8

Posted by Matt Fox on

"Return of the Prodigal Son," Karl Kwekel, Calvin College. Gift of Larry and Mary Gerbens. We are rapidly approaching the end of our Lenten season, and in turn the end of our exhibition, "The Father & His Two Sons: The Art of Forgiveness." If you haven't had a chance to see this exhibition...

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Tags: art, parable, prodigal, worship

Worship Materials for 4-9-17

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Join us for worship on Sunday, April 9, 2017 as we continue our series, Prodigal: The God of Unrestrained Grace. This week's message is titled "The Lord of Grace," and is based on Matthew 21:1-11. Preachers:8:30 a.m. Sanctuary: Tim McConnell9 a.m. Worship Center: Tim McConnell10 a.m. Sanctuary...

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Tags: bulletin, prodigal, worship

Cuba 2017 Reflections

Posted by Susan Buenger on

Reflections on ministry in Cuba by Jan Barnes and Don Wallace To hear reflections on this trip in person, join the team Sunday, April 9, at 12:15 in Room 209 for a time of sharing and snacks.  The ministry of presence Our team trips to Cuba have become known as "being" trips, rather than...

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Lord of Grace

Posted by John Goodale on

As long as I’ve lived in Colorado, I’ve found it humorous that we’re more likely to have snow on Easter than on Christmas! Snow last weekend and forecast again for early this week is one more reminder that Easter is approaching! This Sunday is Palm Sunday, which offers two...

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Tags: e-blast, easter, palm sunday, prodigal, sermon, worship

Give Back the Blessing 2017: Mongolia Global Church Movement

Posted by Susan Buenger on

The Church in Mongolia is in decline. In 1991, when Communism fell, Christianity began to permeate the country. By 2010, there were 650 churches and 60,000 believers in the country. But the church was growing faster than it was raising up leaders, in part because pastors had to leave the...

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Tags: gbtb, gbtb 2017

The Song of Forgiveness: A Palm Sunday Concert

Posted by Jim DeJarnette on

"Return of the Prodigal Son," Karl Kwekel, Calvin College. Gift of Larry and Mary Gerbens. Imagine Rembrandt, Henri Nouwen, John Rutter, Tim Keller, Johann Sebastian Bach, Kenneth Bailey, Steve Prince, Morten Lauridsen, Fernando Ortega and a whole host of others gathering in the Sanctuary to...

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Tags: art, concert, music, prodigal, worship

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