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How I Wish

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Everyone is talking about it: COVID fatigue! Oh, how I wish this were over and done. How I wish we could return to normal and forget the danger lurking in the air. Numbers of cases have been creeping back up, and my heart just wants to look the other direction. Praise God the survivability is...

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A Cathedral of Astonishment

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We only have two weeks left to talk about The Beautiful Story. I hope we are all learning a little bit of new language to tell the rich story of God's love, the "ordo salutis" or mystery of salvation, the redemptive history, God's great and everlasting engagement with the world He made and the...

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Normal

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Yesterday we held a Men’s Golf Outing with 64 First Pres guys out there on the links. A big thank you to Bret Kort for pulling it off once again. Michael Thornton and I greeted the players saying, “What a joy it is to do something today that feels just a little bit normal!&rdquo...

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This Sunday: The Cross

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Something ugly sits at the middle of The Beautiful Story. It is the cross. One of my favorites, Eugene Peterson, talks about the crucifixion this way:  "This story of Jesus's passion-his suffering and crucifixion-is the most powerful piece of writing in the world. It has embedded itself in...

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The Savior Arrives

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We are telling The Beautiful Story. There are plenty of ugly stories out there, but this is The Beautiful Story—of God and the world and the love He has for us. A beautiful God who lives as the perfect, eternal, loving community of the Trinity created a beautiful world, not out of need or...

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Now In Phase Three

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Welcome here! We have entered Phase Three in our journey through the COVID-19 pandemic. Exactly six months after closing the doors in response and cooperation with state and local governments, we have been able to open the doors for in-person worship. Knowing that the vast majority of us are...

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Fire and Ice

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I try to shy away from making comments about the weather. That's Matt Meister's job, not mine. But are you kidding me? I'm watching snow fall outside my window today. And wasn't it 97 degrees just a minute ago? At least the winter blast should tamp down the wildfires. Fire and ice. Robert Frost...

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Together Again Soon

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The big news for First Pres is that we will be opening our doors for in-person gatherings beginning September 13! This date marks exactly six months from the day, Friday, March 13, when we gathered key staff for an emergency meeting in response to Governor Polis' mandate and agreed to close all...

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Not Accidental

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We are talking about beauty. We have entered into the fall series, The Beautiful Story, and we have learned that a Beautiful God made a Beautiful World. Beauty is not accidental. God meant for there to be beauty in the world and in our lives. God means beauty to have an effect on...

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A Beautiful World

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Happy Birthday to First Pres! We are 148 and rushing into our 149th year in strength-or, at least, pressing forward with determined persistence! Even in 2020 with all the challenge this year brings, we celebrate. What an honor it is to be part of the great story of this one local church. Our...

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