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Articles by Pastor Andrew Schaller:

REMEMBER?— REMEMBER WHAT?

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Memory is a funny thing.

Very often we remember what we’d like to forget and forget what we’d like to remember. I can clearly remember specific events in my childhood… yet I’m unable to remember a single event from an entire year. — The 22nd Psalm concludes with these words: “All Read More

Real Love

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It won’t be long before red hearts decorate the landscape in Read More

 “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.(Hebrews 10:23) In general, it is not a good practice to assume that something is true or acceptable! But when the writer to the Hebrews urges us to “hold fast the confession of our hope,”it is Read More

“The Good Shepherd”

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A name is more than a title, for nearly every name has a meaning. A name is more than  a title when actions are joined with that name. A name can also describe a person, telling us something about him.

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the Read More

The Holy Trinity

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"…Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen." Matthew 28:19–20 We learned from our pastors in Confirmation Class that God is Read More
Please read John 20:1-31 in box below On the wall in our fellowship hall hangs a portrait given in memory of Mabel Lenning, a child of God. The artwork was produced by Roger Loveless, and is simply entitled, “My Redeemer Lives.” It captures the familiar scene that is a portion of the reading you just completed from the 20th chapter of the Read More

A True Act of God

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"For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ"(Galatians  3:26-27).

“An act of God”

is what it is called in our legal system when an event occurs that is entirely outside of human control. Floods, tornados, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, and the Read More
So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?” (John 18:11) OK… raise your hand if you like pain… anyone? Who enjoys suffering… anyone? It’s fair to say that human beings are averse to suffering. The moment a headache or sore muscle begins to bother… there Read More

Advent – A Time for Penitence

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He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’ But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, Read More
These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble. They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me. But these things I have told you, that when the time comes, Read More