As I read Job’s conversation with his “friends”, I’m so reminded of the different views we have of God, and how many of them are faulty.  It’s as though different situations we are in can crack the lenses through which we look at God, and distort the truth. Read more

  • Those with health concerns: Vern Johnson, Barb Zienty, Sheri DeJong, Kerstin Eriksson, Rich Kindstrom, Alyce Hawkinson, Adrienne and Bob Gullberg, James Lindley, Mark Cederberg
  • Our newly elected Council
  • Pastor Steve as he travels to the Midwinter Conference and a Spiritual Direction Retreat this week
  • Kathy Khang as she travels and works in Malaysia and L.A. this week
  • Meghan at the Youth Pastors Connection this weekend

I’ve always been fascinated with the opening to the book of Job.  And then again with the ending.  As for the middle, well, its poetry.

The scene is set in the courts of heaven.  God is there on the throne, holding court with the angels, when who should enter but Satan.  Probably the last guy I’d expect to be presenting himself before the Almighty.  I’ve read lots of explanations of this including: Read more

growSo far we’ve had two Challenges to Grow: one to read the bible together in a year (see below), and the second to Serve Others in our Community.  As we begin moving forward with our “Challenge to Grow in Serving Others”, I wanted to clarify what “Serving Others” means in this context.
“Serving” in a Missional sense means that what we do is for the Kingdom of God.  This can include serving with one of our established Mission opportunities or on our own.  We can help populations in need or a neighbor next door.  The possibilities are endless.

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