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The Turning of Another Year

Posted by Jennifer Holz on

Tonight, we celebrate the turning of another year. The old has gone; the new has come. What remains steadfast and sure, however, is where our hope is found: Jesus is our hope. This week, we say goodbye to our stone manger, but the truth of the season carries forward: On Christ the solid rock I...

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Thanksgiving and Hope

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It’s going to be a chilly Thanksgiving week, but I hope your celebration of gratitude will not be delayed. The psalmist joyfully invites us to give thanks to the Lord, “For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations” (Psalm...

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Tags: thanksgiving, e-blast, my hope is built, ecumenical social ministries

Learn to Harvest at CLC

Posted by Jennifer Holz on

The beauty (and chilliness) of fall is upon us! I love this time of year as the seasons change, reminding us of God’s faithfulness all year long. In the agricultural cycle, fall is the time for harvest. I think of Jesus’ words to his disciples in Luke 10:2: The harvest is plentiful...

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Tags: e-blast, christian life conference, humanize me

God Made Us Creative Beings

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Although summer is for the most part “over,” the beautiful weather just keeps coming. I hope you enjoyed being outside over the weekend. Colorado is an amazing place of beauty. God’s handiwork in creation is something to behold, and we have the privilege of seeing God’s...

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Tags: e-blast, humanize me

Good Questions Provoke Curiosity

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We are off and running into our new sermon series, Great Question. Jesus asked lots of questions of those around Him. In fact, He seemed much more interested in asking questions than giving answers. In the Gospels, Jesus is asked 183 questions. He answers three of them, and asks 307 questions...

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Tags: e-blast, great question

Surrounded by Love and Care

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One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—and I will meditate on your wonderful works.They tell of the power of your awesome works—and I will proclaim your great deeds.They celebrate your abundant...

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Tags: family ministries month

As the Rain and Snow Fall

Posted by Jennifer Holz on

As we prepare to enter the month of May, it’s good to get one final April snowfall on the ground! I’m reminded today of Isaiah’s words (55:10-11): “As the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth…so is my word...

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Tags: e-blast, unstuck

Keep Growing!

Posted by Jennifer Holz on

Our Growing Together Wednesdays program has come to an end, but we still have a great opportunity for learning next Wednesday night, April 3, in the Worship Center. Acclaimed author and blogger Amy Juila Becker will be with us for a special evening of inspiration entitled Small Talk...

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Tags: e-blast, the cross

New Colleagues in Ministry

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As we launch into the fall season, the Lord continues to lead us in new and exciting ways. We welcomed Floyd Sebald and Andy Morrison onto our staff in the past few weeks, and if you were at the Town Hall on Sunday evening you had a chance to meet them. Floyd joins us as the director of our new...

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Tags: e-blast, lord, worship

A New Season

Posted by Jennifer Holz on

I love this time of year. Spring has sprung! The landscape is showing some green; the flowers are coming out. The smell of backyard grilling fills the evening air. Graduation notices fill our mailboxes. I was on a bike ride with my daughters this past weekend, and as we flew down the bike path...

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Tags: e-blast, who knows, worship

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