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Sermon – Nov. 28 Advent 1

November 28, 2010

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We begin a new church year today… the First Sunday of Advent. The word – Advent – means the coming of or arrival of something very important. In the church we use these four weeks of Advent as a means to prepare ourselves for a celebration of a very important event: God’s breaking into the […]

From the Desk… Nov.28

November 27, 2010

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From the Desk of Pastor Ted… New Bulletins and Scripture Inserts – A decision was made in September to order weekly bulletins from Augsburg Fortress, the ELCA’s publishing house.  The bulletins’ cover-art relates to the Sunday’s scripture or theme.  The back-side has a devotion based on the Gospel reading.  The insert contains the day’s scripture […]

Essay by Peter Steinke

November 27, 2010

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THERE ONCE WAS A WORLD by Peter L. Steinke There once was a world where the church functioned according to what some have called the “attractional” model (others have named it the participatory model). People come to a place, consume the spiritual goods, and serve as patrons to “meet the budget.” But a shift has […]

From the Desk… Nov. 17

November 18, 2010

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From the Desk of Pastor Ted… Some New Web Pages – StJohnELC.wordpress.com Using WordPress I created a new website that might be useful for this time period.  It does not replace the congregation’s current website; it is meant to be a supplement – a support to the call process and perhaps other purposes. The address […]

Sermon Nov. 14, 2010 – Thankoffering Service

November 14, 2010

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Women of the ELCA – Thankoffering Sermon The Second Reading is the primary source for my thoughts in this sermon. The second reading – part of the 3rd chapter of 1st Corinthians – is written to Christ-believers in the city of Corinth. Corinth has its roots in Greek culture, but was destroyed by Roman forces […]

From the Desk… Nov. 12

November 14, 2010

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From the Desk of Pastor Ted… November 12, 2010 My Contact Information: Cell Phone: 920-573-1406, Email: PadrePoint@gmail.com, Website: PadrePoint.org Healthy Congregations Intro & Video: “The Anxious Congregation & Responsible Congregation” We’ve had opportunity in the congregation to experience some anxiety and expressed concerns about change, call process, etc.  I use the word “opportunity” because a […]

From the Desk… Nov. Newsletter

November 14, 2010

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From the Desk of Pastor Ted… October 19, 2010 October 30 Congregational Event I know that you likely will read this immediately before or after the planned event.  If I’m catching you before October 30 I ask you to be a part of the day-long event at the church.  My wife, Joan, will lead us […]