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A Few Words from Pastor Wendy

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Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I debated this month whether to give you a column that inspires you for the beginning of the church program year’s activities (including those of the Transition Team – see that newsletter column), or one that comforts you in the face of the tragic violence and ongoing tension in […]

Vitality Survey

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Sunday, July 17 during worship Sunday, July 24 after worship   What is the Survey?  The Congregational Vitality Survey is a way to tell how vital our congregation is in three areas: our congregation’s connections to God,  connections to each other, and connections to the world. The survey invites individuals to answer questions about the congregation or themselves. […]

Sermons through Transition

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Pastor Wendy’s weekly sermons touch on what we are being called to do as a church. You can find all of the 2016 sermons on the Sermon Link. Here are some excerpts from this summer’s sermons:   Jesus Community of Compassion: July 10, 2016   excerpt: “… For if you look closely at that story of […]

Sharing Our Stories

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Wednesday, June 15th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. “I love to tell the story; ‘twill be my theme in glory / To tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love.” That beloved old hymn tells us that every congregation shares the God-given mission of telling the […]

ACTS Bible Study June – August 2016

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The ACTS Bible Study is a summer-long conversation about the Book of Acts that will reacquaint us with how the Spirit inspired the early Church to be Jesus’ people. Our summer study will help guide our fall discern-ment of what God wants GST to do. Here’s how it works:  Choose 2 or 3 people […]

Ordinary Time – Pastor Wendy

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Time. The Church’s name for the season after Pentecost isn’t exactly exciting. Ordinary Time sounds just like….ordinary time. Everyday life. Getting up, eating breakfast, brushing your teeth, going to work, taking care of family, spending time with friends, praying, studying Scripture, serving, going to bed. Nothing too exciting, right? But I think the name of […]

May Notes from Pastor Wendy

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What comes after the joy of Easter? Power and mission. For the seven weeks we have been joyfully celebrating the good news that Jesus is risen. We have been reflecting on some of the many ways that the good news of Easter affects our lives by assuring us that every end in God’s hands can […]

Easter Greetings

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Reflection verses for the month: “But the angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has risen, as he said.” –Matthew 28:5- 6 “He is risen!! He is risen indeed!! Alleluia!” Easter is my FAVORITE time in the […]

Arise, Shine…

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Reflection verses for the month:  “Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” – Isaiah 60:1 and “When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.” – Matthew 2:10 It’s Epiphany, and I’m thinking about…camping.  Yeah, that’s weird.  But all that starlight […]