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Luke 7:1-17 (click to display NIV text)
April 21, 2013
Pastor Dwight A. Nelson

“They were all filled with awe and praised God. ‘A great prophet has appeared among us,’ they said. ‘God has come to help his people.’ ”

When do you ask God for help? Every day? When you feel incompetent to the task? When there is nothing you can do to change your situation? When you feel fear and anxiety? How have you been asking God for help this week? Read more

  • The Pastoral Search Committee and the work of the sub-committees
  • Covenant Harbor and Covenant Point as they prepare for the summer camping programs
  • Fritz and Barb Lansky as Fritz is now in hospice care
  • Pastor Dave and Kay Johnson as he will be retiring from many years in the pastorate later this month
  • Our Central Conference as they gather for the Annual Meeting in Dolton later this week.

preschool vbsGet on your pony and travel the trail through the Old Testament stories of Moses!  Yes, it is time to sign up for this Summers Preschool Vacation Bible School!






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Acts 9:1-20 and John 21:1-19 (click to display NIV text)
April 14, 2013
Pastor Dwight A. Nelson

“Simon, son of John, do you love me?”
“Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
“Feed my sheep.”

“Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
“Who are you, Lord?”
“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.”

Over the last 38 years I have done many funerals, and I think that by far the most popular hymn for the generation that died during that time has been “In the Garden.” It was written in 1912.

“I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses, and the voice I hear, falling on my ear, the Son of God discloses. And he walks with me and he talks with me and he tells me I am his own; and the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever known.”

It has seemed to me to be overly sentimental and even romantic, but this hymn captured something for a generation about what it feels like to be in the presence of the Risen Lord Jesus. Read more