Monday’s Here

MONDAY’S HERE What a precious day of communion, worship, and global connections!  Thank you, Chuck Van Engen, for bringing God’s Word to us – “The God who Seeks and Finds.” If you missed it, you can always catch a replay on our Livestream site by CLICKING HERE. PICTURE DIRECTORY THIS WEEK Wednesday through Saturday the first session of our Church Photo …

Sunday’s Coming ~ August 3

FALL WORSHIP TIMES This week we will start our fall worship times with services at 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School Opportunities will be from 10:00-10:50 a.m. Sunday School Guide (meeting in Adult Room 1) Rev. Dr. Charles Van Engen – Join us for a Question and Answer time with our mission partner in Latin America (meeting in adult rooms …

Friday Prayer

Good morning friends, We’ll have Sunday’s Coming out shortly, but wanted you to be aware of several prayer points in the church today. Sarah Weber’s mom underwent brain surgery last Sunday in Kansas.  The pathology report revealed that she has stage 4 glioblastoma.  This is a kind of tumor that grows back.  Pray for Sarah and Jared as they navigate this …

Monday’s Here!

Questionable Living Welcome to a new week, friends!  Yesterday, I preached, in part, on Colossians 4:6 – “Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders…” Paul implies that people are watching and they will ask questions about our life in Christ, but we have to live in such a way that we are different from the prevailing culture around us. I find that …

Sunday’s Coming! ~ July 27

Prayers for our Teens Some of the most important days in the lives of 55 people of our church will take place tomorrow through Wednesday.  Our Senior High youth group (Co[]ide) is at Rocky Mountain High in Estes Park, CO. Many of them have already been serving the Lord with Springs Community Church in Colorado Springs this week.  Today they’ll …

Cary Trip Nears Return

Our mission team in Cary is on the homeward journey this weekend.  What a great experience.  Leader Michael Andres took time to text this yestrerday: Done with work projects. Amidst the brokenness we have found hope and joy in Cary. Team labored with CCC this week painting a ramp for elderly disabled lady, Joan spoke to new teen moms about …

Sunday’s Coming

Some Thoughts from the Peak of Wedding Season Before Sunday comes, two more of our kids are walking down the aisle and making their covenants of marriage.  This week it’s Hanna Barker in Orange City, and Sean Guthmiller in Sioux Falls.  Last week it was Josh Landhuis in Cherokee.  And before that, Alisha Netten in Orange City. That’s a lot …

Cary Mission Upate

Hi Friends, Our team in Mississippi is having a great week.  Thanks for all your prayers and partnership with this work.  Here is a note from team leader Elder Michael Andres: First day of work Monday. Started with worship with whole Cary staff. Very Christ centered here. Then tiled a bathroom, folded clothes, and best of all, sue and Katrina taught …

Monday’s Here!

Making Much of Jesus in our Work How will you make Jesus more than your work today?  I am beginning my work week reflecting on Ben’s message yesterday and thinking about the ways I am tempted to either make work an idol or give up in the meaninglessness of the toil. Pastors are not immune from the same challenges as …

Sunday’s Coming ~ July 13

Something old and something new…. A couple times every NFL season, teams wear jerseys from an earlier era in their history.  My beloved Green Bay Packers forego what I think of as traditional green and gold.  In its place is navy blue and brown garb with “ACME” on the front.  Yes, they really were called the ACME Packers at that point …