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Author Archive: Nancy Schmitt

Hidden Hope

Hidden Hope

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen.” –Hebrews 11:1 Near the end of last week, we saw what seemed like a drastic change in seasons. A thin layer of snow covered the ground and silenced the crunch of any leaves left on lawns or in piles […]

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  November 12, 2018   No comments
To Do List

To Do List

“O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before God our Maker! For God is our God, and we are the people of God’s pasture, and the sheep of God’s hand. O that today you would listen to God’s voice! –Psalm 95:6-7 This past weekend in worship, we celebrated the last week […]

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  November 5, 2018   No comments
Serve One Another

Serve One Another

“Whoever wants to be great must become a servant.” –Matthew 20:26 (The Message) “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” –1 Peter 4:10 Through the month of October, our stewardship focus has looked at the vows or promises we make when we become part […]

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  October 29, 2018   No comments
Gifts of Love Return

Gifts of Love Return

“Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.” –Luke 6:38 If you have ever thrown a boomerang, you know that it is an L-shaped device designed to return […]

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  October 22, 2018   No comments
The Practice of Presence

The Practice of Presence

“Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?” –Psalm 139:7 Our stewardship focus this month in worship is on the promises we make when we join or belong to a faith community. Those promises including upholding the church with our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and […]

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  October 15, 2018   No comments
Circle of Prayer

Circle of Prayer

“Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.” –Romans 12:12 This past weekend in worship, we began our stewardship focus of learning more about the promises we make when we join or belong to a faith community. Those promises including upholding the church with our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and […]

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  October 8, 2018   No comments
Changelessness

Changelessness

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” –Hebrews 13:8 Mark Twain is often credited with the saying, “The only person who likes change is a wet baby.” Mark Twain knew a lot about human nature and how so often we cling to the status-quo and resist change. Yet, we know that life […]

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  October 1, 2018   No comments
Connected to the World

Connected to the World

“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to God in heaven.” –Matthew 5:14, 16 We continued in worship this past weekend with our September focus […]

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  September 24, 2018   No comments
Holy Mystery

Holy Mystery

“For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.” –Psalm 139:13-14 In September, our worship is centering on who we are as people called United Methodist. This past […]

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  September 17, 2018   No comments
Do All The Good You Can

Do All The Good You Can

“Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; […]

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  September 10, 2018   No comments