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Articles by Pastor Nathan Pfeiffer:

“HONOR YOUR MOTHER”

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In the early 20th century a woman from West Virginia named Anna Jarvis began petitioning prominent leaders, including President Woodrow Wilson, to establish a national holiday which honored mothers. By 1914 “Mother’s Day” in America had taken root. Yet it comes as little surprise that less than a decade Read More

MEDITATIONS ON JESUS’ SERMON ON THE MOUNT: MATTHEW'S GOSPEL, CHAPTERS FIVE THROUGH SEVEN
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to Read More
“Man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.” (Deuteronomy 8:3, ESV)
It’s just not Thanksgiving without football? While it might be missed, we could enjoy the festival without watching a game. What about celebrating Thanksgiving Read More
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.   Our worship services typically begin with our calling upon the name of our God in the “Invocation.” Read More
“The Works That I Do In My Father’s Name, They Bear Witness Of Me.” (John 10:25) Please have your Bible open to the Gospel of John chapter 5:1-16.  Imagine for a moment that back in in the year 1975 you took sick with some debilitating illness and for the last thirty-eight years you have Read More

LENTEN . . . JOY?

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“…(Jesus) who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2)
The term joy is not one we typically associate with the seven weeks of the Lenten season. Joy is an emotion usually reserved for the seasons of Read More

Remember the Ants and the Lizards

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In today's fast-paced life, there are choices to be made–especially in how a family makes use of its time. While the summer months were once a time to catch your breath and take a vacation, they're now a time for camps and sporting events. As summer turns to fall, the hectic back-to-school schedule resumes. Again, a family is faced with choices Read More

Ascension Joy

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“Parting is such sweet sorrow.” So says Juliet to her love, Romeo, as they part ways for the evening. It was a sorrow for Juliet to part with her loved one for a time, but it was made sweet for her when she realized she would be able to see him in the morning. Read More

Behold, the Son of God

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(Matthew 3:16-17) The church season known as Epiphany is largely misunderstood and to a certain extent even ignored. Unlike the seasons of Advent and Lent, Epiphany is not marked with special services in many churches. There are no special Epiphany sales at the department stores nor are there any special Epiphany family dinners which Read More
“But that’s not fair!!!”  You can almost hear the whining voice of a four-year-old complaining about not receiving the treatment he thinks he deserves. To the child's young mind, it doesn’t seem fair that older brothers and sisters get to stay up later than he does to watch TV because that's unwarranted favoritism. But how many young Read More