Hope in Chaos
December 7, 2016
Have you ever had “one of those days?” Everything is pure chaos. The kids are going crazy. Your friend’s marriage is falling apart. Meetings just keep piling up. You are struggling to make ends meet, and you’ve got more Christmas gifts to buy. There is more to be done than you could possibly ever do. Chaos. Pure chaos. Continue reading
Advent is…
November 28, 2016
Advent is…here! But what is “Advent”? The word “Advent” is from the Latin “Adventus,” which means, “coming.” Advent is a time to celebrate the coming of the new Star Wars movie? No. Advent is the time of the return of Elf on a Shelf? No. Advent is the return of holiday shopping? No. All these things do come back around this time of year but for Christians, Advent is a season to focus on the coming of Jesus. Continue reading
Thankfully Clean! Luke 17:11-19
November 22, 2016
By Vicar Matthew Knauss We sat at the bottom of the hill, in my ‘89 Jeep Cherokee, looking up at the bumps and loose dirt. 130 yards or so to climb, but right after the first hump about 40 yards up, there was a patch of the softest silt I had ever seen. I hit the gas and we began climbing the hill, gears shifting, wheels grabbing whatever bit of dirt they could. We ascended. Four wheels turning, three guys in the truck, moving forward. We didn’t make it on the first try… or, the second! We tried going slowly. We tried going quickly. Continue reading
Lead By Serving & Serve By Leading
November 16, 2016
Many of you have asked why I went to Chicago in September. Jesus has called me to be a part of a new leadership development journey, and you get to reap the benefits along with me! The “Karpenko Institute for Nurturing and Developing Leadership Excellence” (KINDLE) is a 2 year continuing education program for ministry leaders - both professional and volunteer - to walk through a journey of developing and multiplying Christ-like servant leaders. It’s all about helping others “celebrate their Baptismal identity, grow more Christ-like, manifesting the grace-filled marks of obedience, well-being, leadership and community, and fostering and multiplying generations of Christ-like servant leaders in congregations, homes, workplaces, communities, and the world.” Continue reading
God’s Mission To Seek & Save The Lost
November 9, 2016
Why are we blessed? Are we always blessed? Psalms 32:1 says, "Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered." Yes, we are blessed by the grace of God! I feel blessed by God in so many ways. He has shown David Boyd and me how we can spread the Gospel to those in need, especially to the children and people of Honduras. We want pass on this blessing to the people of Christ's Greenfield so that we may all share in this blessing while expanding the kingdom and helping those who are lost. Proverbs 22:9, "Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor." Continue reading
Hallow
October 31, 2016

By Vicar Jacob Boessling

Hallow. Now there is a word we don’t use every day. For many of us, hallow is memorably used once a year when we attach the suffix “een” (meaning “evening”) to refer to a night Continue reading

Crazy Times!
October 26, 2016

By Pastor Tim Ahlman

“Then Jesus said to them, ‘Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’” Matthew 22:21 

This is a crazy time to be alive. We are Continue reading

Empowered…New Creation
October 19, 2016

By Vicar Matthew Knauss

2 Corinthians 5:14-21

“For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one died for all; as a result all died. And he died for all, in order that those who live Continue reading

You Are Invited
October 12, 2016

By Vicar Jacob Boessling

When my family has a party, we invite our friends and family. That’s who we are most comfortable to hang with. It’s easier. It’s what you do. But Jesus keeps telling us over and over again Continue reading

Generosity
October 6, 2016

By DCE Annie Tiberg

Generosity. When I think of that word and its many meanings, the first image that comes to mind is usually a child. Children can be a wonderful example of compassionate grace and generous hearts.  Although Continue reading