Blog: From the Back Pew

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6Feb, 2017

STOP, DROP and PRAY

By Sue Oberg  |  Encouragement First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. —1 Timothy [...]

29Dec, 2016

Resolutions vs. Intentions

By Pastor Jon Larson  |  From the Pastors While there certainly is a buzz as the New Year approaches, I’m not one who makes New Year’s Resolutions. For me, they seem somewhat superficial. Of course I want to better myself and bring about some positive changes in my life, and [...]

12Dec, 2016

Twas the Night Before Christmas (Sue’s version)

By Sue Oberg  |  Encouragement Many years ago I wrote this little poem and it still makes me smile. I have learned many lessons over the years and one of them is what Christmas is really all about. It is so easy to get into the lists of things that [...]

5Dec, 2016

A Beautiful Inheritance

By Mary Ann Holton |  Faith The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. — Psalm 16:6 What is an inheritance? We usually think of it as a portion of an estate given out when someone dies. It is property or money left [...]

10Nov, 2016

Fallen Words

By Sue Oberg  |  Encouragement The Lord was with Samuel as he grew up and He let none of his words fall to the ground. — 1 Samuel 3:19 Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the colors and I love walking through all the [...]

6Nov, 2016

Engaging Our Divided Country

By Pastor Liz Eide  |  From the Pastors As this arrives in your mailbox or inbox we will be in the last days of a Presidential Election. Every election over the last 50 years or so has been more hotly debated than the last. However, the current campaign cycle is [...]

4Nov, 2016

Taking Time to Pause

By Dan Nicla  |  Encouragement I continue to be astounded by the beauty and richness of the Fall season. Between the trees becoming more beautiful every day, the weather making it torture to sit inside, and the urge to curl up in a blanket with a hot drink and a [...]

1Nov, 2016

A Face Lift

By Sue Oberg  |  Encouragement And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” - Revelation 21:5a King of Kings is getting a face lift! If you haven’t noticed then you haven’t been around church enough. The new siding is going up and it [...]