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Come for an evening of Prayer and Praise 12/16/2017

Come for an evening of Prayer and Praise. Music will be led by the Jurgen family band with Vicar Lark as the worship leader. Contemporary music combined with Christmas carols will be played and sung throughout the evening. All are … Continue reading

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Life Notes “Beloved, I am Writing You.” 1 John 2:7-8

 “Beloved, I am Writing You.” 1 John 2:78 John’s love and concern for us is boldly apparent in his actions and the words he uses. He knows how to get and hold our attention. In our text today he gives … Continue reading

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“Walking In The Light – Vicar Lark”

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Life Notes So You May Have Fellowship!” 1 John 1:3-4

      So You May Have Fellowship!”  1 John 1:3-4 The Apostle John served His Lord and God’s people in Ephesus. Early in his ministry he preferred to tell God’s truth by speaking and he did not write to his people until the … Continue reading

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Life Notes Mission Central

                              Mission Central Word of Life is blessed to have Gary Thies of Mission Central as our worship leader this morning. “Mission Central in Mapleton, Iowa, was dedicated in a service held on  August 23, 2003. What a blessing that the Lord has … Continue reading

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  “Look At Us!” Acts 3:3-7           Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he (man lame from birth) asked to receive alms.  And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” And he fixed … Continue reading

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Life Notes “Devoted to What?” Acts 2:42-43

“Devoted to What?” Acts 2:42-43 Suddenly the church of a hundred grew to over 3000 that day of Pentecost those many years ago. The promise was accepted by those who heard Peter preach for repentance and forgiveness. “Save yourself and … Continue reading

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Annual Trunk or Treat

We held our annual trunk or treat on Halloween. This year it was a little cold but we had little ones come out for it. We are starting to plan for next year already. Looking forward to Halloween 2018

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Life Notes The Stand- 1 Peter 2:9-10 Glory to God Alone

The Stand- 1 Peter 2:9-10 Glory to God Alone   Luther’s discovery and proclamation of a loving God was heard and cherished by  nobles and  common man alike. At the Diet at Worms in 1521 he based his beliefs on the authority … Continue reading

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Life Notes The Protest- Romans 1:16-17 Faith Alone

  The Protest- Romans 1:16-17 Faith Alone       Just how big, how important was the Reformation? Salvation once again was understood as a gift of a loving God by grace through faith in Christ. We champion the liberation of the Scriptures. There … Continue reading

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Life Notes The Door- 1 Cor.6:11 Christ Alone

The Door- 1 Cor.6:11 Christ Alone                     The 95 Theses led to the door to Christ being opened wide once again in the 16th century. Peter and John, in the 1st century, had testified to the Sanhedrin that the power they had received … Continue reading

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Life Notes For Better or For Worse-Col. 3:14- 4:1

For Better or For Worse-Col. 3:14– 4:1 With the words, “for better or for worse” those that marry pledge their love and commitment. Solemn words, hopeful words said before God and those who have come to witness. Jesus said: “’God made them … Continue reading

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Life Notes Walk the Line Col. 3:1-11

Walk the Line Col. 3:1-11 Just get out there and do your best. Sound advice but is it helpful advice when living your life as a believer in Christ? Is our task in life to walk the line between good … Continue reading

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Life Notes Walk in a Manner Worthy of the Lord!” Col. 1:10

Walk in a Manner Worthy of the Lord!” Col. 1:10 Look again at the person that is approaching you. How the person is walking says a lot doesn’t it. Is the individual walking quickly, stealthily, staggeringly or confidently? Where a person is … Continue reading

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Life Notes “God Gives Us Victory!” 1 Cor. 15:57

“God Gives Us Victory!” 1 Cor. 15:57 There is a battle going on. The Apostle Paul uses war and athletic competition to help us understand just that. We all have experienced and know firsthand that losing is not fun. Winning is … Continue reading

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Life Notes Freedom of Religion!” Matt. 22:20-22

    Freedom of Religion!” Matt. 22:20-22   The Fourth of July weekend brings parades, picnics and fireworks as we celebrate our country’s birthday. Recognizing how precious the life and opportunities we are given in our country, cherishing our citizenship, moves us … Continue reading

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Life Notes Stand Firm, Be Strong!

                      Stand Firm, Be Strong!” 1 Corinthians 16:13                         The apostle Paul writes that we should be watchful, stand firm in the faith and be strong. The implication is evident. We have to be on guard because there are … Continue reading

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Life Notes “The Forgotten Holy Spirit.” Ephesians 5:15-21

                “The Forgotten Holy Spirit.” Ephesians 5:15-21 We welcome “Pastor Barry Kolb as our guest pastor Sunday. Dr. Kolb has been and remains involved in life and the love of our God that binds us together. … Continue reading

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Life Notes “Hold Fast to the Word!” 1 Corinthians 15:2

           “Hold Fast to the Word!” 1 Corinthians 15:2   Paul wrote to the young Christians in Corinth, “Hold fast to the Word!” Jesus had chosen Saul to be His apostle but certainly Saul didn’t know that as he pursued Christians … Continue reading

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Life Notes Filled With the Holy Spirit!” Acts 2:4

Filled With the Holy Spirit!” Acts 2:4 Pentecost Day, the day all heaven broke loose. On that Pentecost Day in Jerusalem the promised Holy Spirit made His presence known, with roaring wind, spikes of fire and a gift of “tongues.” … Continue reading

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Life Notes “Receive the Holy Spirit!” John 20:22

“Receive the Holy Spirit!” John 20:22 Jesus appeared to His disciple on the day of His resurrection and said, “Peace be with you.” Then Jesus showed them His hands and side, again blessed them with the words, “Peace be with … Continue reading

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Life Notes Then He Opened Their Minds!” Luke 24:45

Then He Opened Their Minds!” Luke 24:45  What was it like for the disciples to suddenly understand with clarity what they previously knew about but only partly understood? Similar perhaps to what we have experienced when we describe what has … Continue reading

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Life Notes “Speaking About the Kingdom of God!” Acts 1:3

   “Speaking About the Kingdom of God!” Acts 1:3   What were the 40 days between the resurrection of Christ and the ascension of Christ like for the followers of Christ? Is it accurate to describe those days as the … Continue reading

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Life Notes: So that You May Believe!” John 20:31

So that You May Believe!” John 20:31 John begins his Gospel boldly with the words “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.  All … Continue reading

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Life Notes Do You Love Me?” John 21:17

Do You Love Me?” John 21:17                       What words would Jesus choose as He addressed Peter regarding their relationship? 

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Life News: The Stone Was Rolled Away- Luke 24:1-2

The Stone Was Rolled Away- Luke 24:1-2                      Midway to their destination, Mary Magdalene,

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Life Notes “The Longest Day!” John 18:4-5

   “The Longest Day!” John 18:4-5 Evening turned into Friday morning for Jesus without any sleep or rest.

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Life Notes The Next Day-John 12:12

The Next Day-John 12:12 It was not a safe place to be on the next day. But on the “next day” it was the right place to be. Jerusalem was the place.

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Life Notes The Cornerstone- Luke 20:17

  The Cornerstone- Luke 20:17 “One day as Jesus was teaching the people in the in the temple and preaching the gospel,”

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Life Notes As We Pray- Luke18:9-14

As We Pray- Luke18:9-14 Do you think Jesus was a “people watcher?” He certainly knew people didn’t He?

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Life Notes Prodigal Father – Luke 15:11-32

Prodigal Father – Luke 15:11-32 As Jesus healed, performed miracles and showed passion and love His popularity became an issue, a threat to the Pharisees and scribes.

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Life Notes “The Word of God Remains Forever”

“The Word of God Remains Forever” The first table of the law reminds us that we are to love the Lord our God with all our heart. 

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Life Notes Strange Alliance” Luke 13:31-35

Strange Alliance” Luke 13:31-35 “Remember: you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

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Life Notes Thy Kingdom Come” Isaiah 11:1-3

Thy Kingdom Come” Isaiah 11:1-3 “Remember: you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

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Life Notes Just When Things Where Making Sense” Luke 9:29-31

Just When Things Where Making Sense” Luke 9:29-31                         It was a remarkable change of pace, no matter what the background of the disciples, in their new life as disciples of Jesus.

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Life Notes Four Men and a Stretcher” Luke 5:17-26

Four Men and a Stretcher” Luke 5:17-26 How far does friendship move us? This we know as Luke reports it.

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Life Notes “People of God, Who Are You Living For?”

“People of God, Who Are You Living For?” Sunday’s message is based on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, Matt 5:21-37. 

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Life Notes “What a Fishing Story! Luke 5:1-11

“What a Fishing Story! Luke 5:1-11 Just what Peter needed. They had been out all night and had not caught a thing.

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Life Notes “Holy One of God” Luke 4:34

“Holy One of God” Luke 4:34 On a peaceful Sabbath morning worshipers had gathered in a synagogue in

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Life Notes “Today the Scriptures Have Been Fulfilled!” Luke 4:21

“Today the Scriptures Have Been Fulfilled!” Luke 4:21   Quite a statement isn’t it.

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