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June 15, 2015

Annual meeting report

Yesterday, June 14, was our annual meeting at St. Martin, and it was full of good news! Below you will find some highlights, as well as a digital copy of our annual report and the one-page financial report. Highlights: * We need to replace our roof, which has been patched numerous times but still leaks every […]

June 15, 2015

Thanks for a successful garage sale

The garage sale has come and gone and it was a HUGE success. Thanks to the help of countless volunteers, many of our neighbors and members who donated items, and the many people from the community who came and found themselves some treasures (many of them loyal customers!), we managed to raise $6700! Of that […]

June 8, 2015

Confirmation projects a hit!

Confirmation projects a hit!

If you’ve been following the newsletter and/or Weekly Messenger, you know that last week our nine confirmands presented their confirmation projects. Those members who attended were very pleased to be there, but many who wanted to were unable, so I thought I’d write a little overview of that special evening. All nine of the students really […]

June 8, 2015

Vacation Bible School is a month away! (July 6-9)

Together with our partner congregation, Bethlehem Lutheran Church (1767 Plank Rd), we put on a fun-filled week of Vacation Bible School, when the kids learn about faith and the Bible through music, crafts, drama, games, and thematic snacks. This year’s theme is “Taking Root: Hunger Causes, Hunger Hopes.” Each day the kids will learn about […]

May 26, 2015

Annual Yard Sale: June 11-13

Annual Yard Sale: June 11-13

It’s that time of year again! We are gearing up for our annual yard sale, which will be held June 11-13. We are busy organizing the WONDERFUL collection of donations we’ve received, and are looking forward to seeing everyone when doors open later this week. HOURS: Thursday and Friday, 9am-4pm Saturday, 9am-2pm ***20% of the proceeds […]

February 18, 2015

Ash Wednesday Devotion

Ash Wednesday Devotion

Day 1 (Ash Wednesday)   What does it mean to “live simply,” and what has it got to do with being a Christian? “Simple living” has everything to do with living a Christian life. Our complex lives – full of busyness, piles of stuff, promises of ease and convenience, and processed food – leave little […]

February 16, 2015

Preparing for simplicity: how cutting back on plastic is changing my life

As I have prepared for our upcoming Lenten focus on simplicity, I have been moved toward endeavoring a bit of an anti-plastic crusade. I have to say: trying to live without plastic (or at least with less plastic, as I don’t intend to go off the deep end on this… Read: I’m not going to […]

February 2, 2015

Want to Simplify Your Life?

Want to Simplify Your Life?

We live in a culture that advocates for more, more, more: more stuff, more complex stuff, more activities… But does all this stuff finally get in the way of us appreciating what truly matters? Does it get in the way of our relationship with God? If you could simplify your life – your space, your […]

January 4, 2015

On sharing our faith

Happy New Year! Often when the calendar year turns over, we think about what we’d like to do differently in this new year, how we’d like to be better than we were the previous year, what new habits we’d like to instill in our lives. If we do that as individuals, why not as a […]

January 4, 2015

Bible Studies back up and running

Both our Sunday Bible study (11:45 @ St. Martin) and our Monday Bible study (10:30 @ Bethlehem, 1767 Plank Rd) are back up and running in the month of January and beyond. Sunday’s study continues with its romp through the Gospel according to Mark, and Monday’s Bible study gives us a chance to dwell in […]

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