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  • Introducing the “Holy Family Time” Daily Devotional (June 27, 2017)

    And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15) Have you been looking for… Read more

  • VBS 2017 – “Put It On” (Theme Song) (June 25, 2017)

  • VBS 2017 – Bible Boot Camp – Slideshow (June 23, 2017)

  • God Is Not Mocked (June 22, 2017)

     Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. (Galatians 6:7) Mockery has become a way of life in our society.  Everything from incendiary Facebook posts to toxic tweets to disgusting public displays.  When confronted, perpetrators of the worst rash of mockery in our country’s history claim that… Read more

  • Lunches Served! (June 6, 2017)

    Heritage Lutheran Youth/Volunteers join with the local Kiwanis Club to pack lunches for Labor Ready. Thanks folks for serving your neighbor!

  • Sabbath Worship (May 30, 2017)

    Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. (Exodus 20:8) It is true that summer is here and worship attendance is down.  But this article is not about scolding people for missing church.  We know that this time of year requires a lot of mobility for family and recreational activities.  That is understandable.  But Christian… Read more

  • Pleasing God (May 23, 2017)

    And he (Amaziah) did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, yet not like David his father. (2 Kings  14:3) Who was Amaziah?  He was one of the many kings in Judah that followed in the ancestral line from King David.  As Jewish kings went, he did pretty well.  He wasn’t quite up… Read more

  • When Bad Things Happen (May 18, 2017)

    “Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.  My soul also is greatly troubled.  But you, O Lord-how long?”(Psalms 6:2-3) We understand that faith involves trusting God even though we don’t understand why he lets bad things happen to us.  Such an understanding may not be very comforting.  And honestly, it does… Read more

  • The Measure of Success (May 8, 2017)

    And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. (Acts 8:2) How do we measure success in a Christian Congregation?  Most of the time we start by counting people and money.  But this is not always… Read more

  • Is The Bible True? (May 2, 2017)

    Absolutely the Bible is true!  It reveals the true story of God’s love for His world  and the unique relationship he has designed between himself and the human race.  It tells us about the special role and purpose of Jesus Christ, His only son.  It proclaims the way God has prevailed over sin and death to… Read more

  • On a Donkey (April 10, 2017)

    Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey. (John 12:15) There is something thrilling about seeing someone ride a full sized horse.  The most heroic statues often depict the champion astride a magnificent horse.  It is an image of power, of martial glory, and of military might.  Our heritage has… Read more

  • Christian Community (April 3, 2017)

    All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. (Acts 4:32) How should Christians live together?  The earliest church in Jerusalem paints a picture of life together that has inspired and haunted Christians for centuries.  It inspires us… Read more

  • Lenten Worship Schedule (March 1, 2017)

    Our Lenten season starts on March 1 this year.  Let us enter into a time of reflection about what faith in Jesus means to us. Many mark this season with special acts of devotion to help remember the great and wonderful work God’s only son did for us on his cross by which he reconciled… Read more

  • Christmas Worship Schedule (December 24, 2016)

    Christmas Eve – 5:00pm Dec. 24 Christmas Day – 10:00am Dec. 25 (No Sunday School or Adult Bible Study)

  • Why Wait? (December 6, 2016)

    And now, O Lord, for what do I wait?  My hope is in you.  (Psalm 39:7) Our culture is not very patient.  Anything that makes us wait is an irritation.  We like drive up windows, fast food, express lines, and anything that gives us a little edge on getting through our list of things do more… Read more

  • Without Judgement (November 29, 2016)

    Do not judge, or you too will be judged.  (Matthew 7) Jesus warning about judging others is one of the most misunderstood admonitions in Scripture.  It is most frequently used to attempt to fend off unwanted criticism and least used to examine our own disapproving fault-finding with others.  Jesus’ instruction to avoid judging others does… Read more

  • Not Just Thanks (November 16, 2016)

    I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. (Psalm 86:12) It is truly wonderful that our nation takes an entire day each year to give thanks for what we have.  We give thanks to God for our means of making a living.  We give thanks for… Read more

  • Our Father (November 15, 2016)

     Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” (Matthew 6:9) I have always loved the way our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters refer to the Lord’s Prayer as “The Our Father.”  That is really a better name for this prayer than calling it “The Lord’s Prayer.”  Sure this is the prayer that… Read more

  • On Being Religious (November 12, 2016)

    Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 6:1) The subject of faith creates discussion about being religious.  In fact it is hard to imagine how one might have faith without being religious.  Praying, ritual… Read more

  • Eyes and Teeth (November 3, 2016)

    You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’  But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. (Matthew 5:38-39) The phrase, “an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth,” is a quotation directly from the law codes of the Old Testament.  Specifically this comes from… Read more

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