I Corinthians 15:12-26 (click to display NIV text)
March 31, 2013: Easter Sunday
Pastor Dwight A. Nelson

“But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a human being. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ will all be made alive.”

Some have asked me how I am feeling about my last Easter.  I think I should clarify that I do not intend for this to be my last Easter. Of course that is up to the Lord, when our lives end. But I do believe that there are Easters after retirement, and there may even be more Easter sermons in my future.

But, even though this is not the last Easter, it is a significant one for me. Read more


Brady DeJong was born with Downs Syndrome.  He is 9 months old and just had open heart surgery.  Follow this blog to learn how a young family deals with fear, doubt and worry.

Read about how love, trust and prayer changed their lives.  Find out how they “Learned to Lean”. Read more

  • The Pastoral Search Committee as they look forward to their first meeting
  • Brady Dejong and his parents, as Brady recovers from open heart surgery
  • Alyce Hawkinson, Pauls Mom, as she recuperates from breaking her hip
  • Scott ( friend of Kate Anderson) and his family as they deal with the tragic death of his mother

Feed My Starving Children Our church has enjoyed great fellowship serving this ministry at the Lake County Fairgrounds.  Now they have moved!

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Luke 22:1-23 (click to display NIV text)
March 24, 2013: Palm Sunday / Passion Sunday
Pastor Dwight A. Nelson

“And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.’ ”

Jesus says we eat the bread and drink the cup “in remembrance of me.” What is involved in our act of remembering Jesus? On Good Friday and then again on the Sunday after Easter, we will gather for the Lord’s Supper. We will remember Jesus. This will include bringing to mind all of his ministry and his death and resurrection, and it will also include our obedience, our imitation of Jesus, doing what he did. Read more

John 12:1-11 (click to display NIV text)
March 17, 2013: Fifth Sunday in Lent
Pastor Dwight A. Nelson

“Then Mary took about a pint of nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.”

Somehow Mary came into possession of a very expensive jar of perfume, worth a whole year’s wages for a working person of that day. She could have kept it and used a little from time to time at weddings and special occasions. She could have saved it, in case there was a family emergency and  it could be sold to meet the need. She could have sold it and given the money to the poor. Judas said that would have been a good use. But Mary chose the best. She used it to anoint Jesus, just before he went to the cross. She gave a costly gift to Jesus.

Sometimes we are confronted with a choice, and we have to decide what is best. Read more

camp pic

Although it may be hard to believe, summer is coming!! In order to encourage all of our kids to experience Christian camping this summer, re-funds are again being offered. Read more


  • Our Love INC Starter Kit Ministry and those it serves
  • Brady DeJong who is now home
  • Families experiencing loss
  • The pastoral search process as we select the committee
  • Covenant Harbor and Covenant Point as they prepare for the summer camping programs
  • Mike and Debby Ramas as they welcome their new daughter, Makayla into their family
  • Katy Borkowski, Pastor Chuck and Vonnie’s granddaughter, who is hospitalized with a hip infection.

A Congregational Meeting will be held on March 17, at 12:30 p.m. at which time we will be electing people to serve on our Pastoral Search Committee.

Thank you to all who were willing to put your name on the ballot to possibly serve on this important committee. Read more