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Weekly Update - 01/17/2020

Posted by Frank Baresel on

Friends, Recently we’ve been discussing how the form of church is undergoing change as it understands what it means to be the presence of Christ in our time. People who study this are reflecting on ways that other cultural forms are delivering values that used to belong almost exclusively...

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Weekly Update 01/10/2020

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Friends, 2020 is officially underway and I suspect that your daily routines are returning after the break that tends to occur during the Christmas season. The break is always welcome, the routine that returns not as much. But it doesn’t need to be that way, particularly for those who...

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Weekly Update 01/03/2020

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Friends, The Christmas season closes this Sunday on Epiphany, the day in the historic church calendar marking the visit of the Magi who journeyed from the east to pay homage to the one born King of the Jews. We often mash all the events surrounding the birth of Christ together. Many nativity...

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Weekly Update - 12/29/19

Posted by Mike Young on

This Sunday will be my last Sunday on staff after 30+ years of ministry alongside you, and as I prepare my message entitled “All I Really Need to Know I Learned at LFPPC” (apologies to Robert Fulghum J), my mind and heart are filled with countless thoughts and memories and...

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Weekly Update - 12/22/19

Posted by Frank Baresel on

Friends, This Sunday marks the fourth Sunday in Advent when, for us, our thoughts will gather around the idea of trust. There’s never a time when this idea isn’t timely for followers of Jesus. And while we anticipate the joy of our gatherings to celebrate Christmas, there always...

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Weekly Update - 12/15/19

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Friends, This Sunday we’ll continue our Advent theme: It’s a Wonderful Life, with the encouragement to “Believe it!” If you’ve seen the movie, our clip this Sunday takes place after George realizes the truth of what he’s experienced with Clarence, Angel...

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Weekly Update - 12/08/19

Posted by Mike Young on

How easily the true meaning of Christmas can be lost in the frenzy of unending Christmas activities – shopping and parties and shopping and caroling and buying and . . . .  But rather than be discouraged by the misguided focus on the material rather than the holy that is so prevalent...

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Weekly Update - 11/22/19

Posted by Mike Young on

This Sunday we are going to be wrapping up our study in Hebrews by delving into chapter 13 – a chapter chalk full of important reminders of practical ways that we are to live out our faith on a daily basis. I encourage you to read Hebrews 13 before Sunday morning so you will be able to...

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Weekly Update - 11/17/19

Posted by Frank Baresel on

Friends, This Sunday we’ll be in Hebrews 12 looking at the first two verses of this chapter. Take a few moments sometime in the next day to read through the passage and listen to God as this section conveys deep truths about following Jesus. I’m excited about delving into this...

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Weekly Update - 11/10/19

Posted by Andrea Chaumont on

When my mom was eight, she left Hong Kong. She had moved there when she was four, her younger brother was three, as a missionary family sent to work in hospitals. Her dad was a hospital administrator and her grandfather was a famous doctor who had lived and worked for 65 years in China...

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