GRACE This Week

Last week, I was in Colorado Springs, Colorado with other ECO Senior Pastors of large churches in our denomination. You know many of them including Alf Halvorson and Bryan Dunagan and our Denomination Executive, Dana Allin. It was such an encouragement to pray together, to hear stories of God’s work in our churches and in […]

GRACE This Week

What a week! After two years, it was amazing to have our GRACE Kids back rocking our Locust Street Campus all week at VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL- known to the kids this year as SPARK STUDIES. This morning, we finished up our last morning of an incredible week. Our children came each morning to experience worship, […]

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I love a good ending. A few weeks ago, Mark and I saw the “Top Gun” sequel. And the ending did not disappoint. This weekend, we will see Jurassic World. And we are counting on a good ending for the Spielberg dinosaur saga. Good endings bring all kinds of redemption. The hero wins. Relationships are […]

GRACE This Week

What do Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and this Sunday have in common?   On each of those days, we wear red.   Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. Often called the “birthday of the church,” Pentecost is the Sunday when Christians celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the beginning of the church’s mission to the world. […]

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Heartache. As I watch the news reports come in this week from Uvalde, Texas, and reports in recent days from Buffalo, New York and Laguna Hills, California, I can’t get the families who have lost loved ones out of my mind. One of the prayers we have prayed as a church is that God would break […]

GRACE This Week

This past Sunday was another milestone in our “tabernacle season.” Many of you wrote names and prayers and Bible verses on the steel beam that will be a part of our new campus – and specifically a part of our new Sanctuary. Also on Sunday, Doug Stewart, our Executive Pastor, gave an update on the […]

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Have you ever heard a mom called a “momma bear?” There’s something about a mom… The way she chases after her toddler… the way she fiercely protects her child. The way she loves and guides and if pressed… well, look out.   Where do you think those instincts come from? Not from the countless “Momma Bear” […]

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SUNDAY This week, I start a new series, walking us through the Old Testament Book of Jonah. Through the Running From God series, we will have a hard time not seeing ourselves, as we watch Jonah’s life unfold. There are a lot of ways to run from God. You can run from his plans. You can run […]

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He is Risen! Easter was a wonderful celebration with over 900 people in person and many more joining us live streaming. Together, we declared the truth that generations have declared before us. We declared the truth that shapes every part of who we are as a community of believers. From our Easter Egg Hunt, Palm Sunday […]

GRACE This Week

Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. And once again, a donkey will be a part of our services. If you are a little uncomfortable seeing a donkey come down the aisle of our worship space, or at least, surprised, you will be just like the disciples and the people in Jerusalem on the first […]