Fear and Faith

Fear and Faith

Last week we observed the seventeenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. The country was swept into a feeling of fear and despondency. This blog post is published closer to the anniversary of the anthrax attacks of 2001, when Americans were...

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Jesus and Spiritual Disciplines

Jesus and Spiritual Disciplines

In the coming weeks, Student Ministries will be making a change in the topic of teaching, transitioning from the Gospel of John to a more topical study on spiritual disciplines. In the first few chapters of John we have seen the Apostle describe Jesus’ authority as...

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Back to School

Back to School

I recently heard a statement from Albert Mohler, president of Southern Seminary & Boyce College, that made me ponder the importance of reading: “If there are more computers than books in your college library, there just might be a problem.” He went on to explain that...

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Sunday School

Sunday School

This Sunday morning beginning at 9:15am we will be starting up Sunday School for the year. As Elders, we've decided to pursue one theme for the upcoming year, God's Plan for Redemption. This will be the theme that will be taught in our adult classes as...

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On Mission

On Mission

You may have heard much about missions in recent days. Perhaps you’re even heard it discussed during a Sunday morning service. We certainly don’t want to resort to a mindset that echoes the silly rhyme “Us four, no more, let’s close the door”! It’s a healthy (and...

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I’m going to Taiwan

I’m going to Taiwan

This October I am going to be traveling to Taiwan with my oldest daughter Madison to minister alongside of the Heffner family. The original plan was to bring a larger group but the timing doesn't seem right for that at the moment. It is our desire as a...

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The Annual Picnic 2018

The Annual Picnic 2018

On Sunday August 19th, we had the opportunity to have Roger Kruse and Thad Bergmeier join us as we celebrated our 25th Anniversary. After the service everyone was invited to a picnic at the Ministry Center. It was such a great time!...

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Late Nights

Late Nights

Newborns are not accustomed to regular sleep cycles. It means later nights and lots of coffee in the morning! I am prompted to use such times for prayer, asking the Lord to intervene in the lives of those who weigh upon my heart. And it’s during these times that I...

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The God of Hope

The God of Hope

It has been a long week in the Littler household, but we are rejoicing in the Lord's blessings. So, this blog post will be short and sweet, just like our newborn daughter. Ellen's middle name is "Hope," chosen to reflect the name of a Christian camp Janah had served...

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