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Where did October go?!?

Dear friends, It’s November, which begs one simple question: Where did October go?!? October is normally one of my favorite months. Cooler weather, colorful leaves, nights on the porch that...

Three Years with the Bee Hive

Dear friends, This week, Ted Goins and I will be robbing/extracting the honey of bee hives we’ve been nurturing for quite some time. Ted’s got a lot more history at...
From the Pastor

From the Pastor

August brings a lot of change in our congregation. Joy Chaffin, our wonderful Office Manager, is retiring on Aug. 1. Joy has been on staff three years and brings a...

When do you stop singing songs at the top of your lungs?

When do you stop singing songs at the top of your lungs? Pastor Laura and I are at Lutheridge this week with 17 confirmation campers. It’s been a great week,...

From the Pastor

High school graduation is right around the corner, and we sure do have a great group of students to unleash! In youth ministry, we often ask the question: What does...
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From the Pastor

Krista, Anna, Leo, and I ventured up north for Spring Break, stopping at some of the most historic cities in the country: Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since Anna and...
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Pastor’s Letter

Pastor Rhodes 1986 I enjoyed growing up in the 1980s. This funky little decade gave rise to some of the best (and cheesiest) music, the most...

Pastor’s Letter

Dear friends, We read Psalm 44 this morning in our staff Bible study, a psalm loaded with anger, fear, and frustration towards God. We considered the different places in society...

From the Pastor

Sisters and Brothers, My sweet girl has reached the age that she is afraid of things. In the last couple of months, every dark corner and loud noise is a...

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