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Cara and Mike – Married AGAIN by bob

December 30th, 2012

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Cara and Mike, I woke up this morning thanking God and thinking about how very beautiful this setting is and how perfect for you two is this wedding you have envisioned.  What a day of joy this is! (Our daughter’s wedding celebration this weekend took place in a beautiful lodge in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, […]

Harry Mitchell – Advocate by bob

December 24th, 2012

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Sometimes there is one story that seems to capture a man more than any other.  The story I want to share first was shared with me by Max Kearns, who now lives in Boca Raton, Florida, and is unable to be with us today.  I realized what I am about to share was a pattern […]

The Holy Night by bob

December 23rd, 2012

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I love Christmas music, as I suspect most of you do as well.  One of my favorite Christmas songs is “O Holy Night,” which the choir will sing next.  I used to have this dream of performing it as a solo until I decide I really should leave that for voices like Rebecca Catalano’s.  Singing […]

In one sense, preaching Allen Reese’s funeral presents a bit of a challenge for me.  My profession of pastor, my calling in life, revolves around the church, the active community of those who believe in Jesus Christ.  But Allen Reese wasn’t a church goer. 

Promise Fulfilled: Joy by bob

December 16th, 2012

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Joy is a sound, not a thought. Zechariah 9:9-13; John 12:12-16 December 16, 2012 Joy in the midst of tragedy Today’s sermon theme of “joy” was chosen and the bulletin was printed before the horrific tragedy that played out in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday.  I cannot imagine what it was like for the parents who […]