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

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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