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The Riches of Grace, December 9, 2017

December 9th, 2017|0 Comments

by Chuck Hetzler

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”  Ephesians 1:7

The riches of God’s grace towards us are more than we can imagine. Out of His abundant love, He forgives all our sins. The blood of Jesus is strong enough to erase our sin from God’s accounts. His death brings God’s favor to our lives, so that now God is in our corner working all things – even our failures – to our good.

Father in Heaven, Thank You that the riches of Your grace are ours because of Jesus’ death for us. Amen.

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Introducing Stephen Ministry

September 7th, 2017|0 Comments

by Chuck Hetzler

By the leading of God’s Spirit, we are beginning a great ministry that will deepen and expand the person-to-person caregiving capacity of our congregation: Stephen Ministry!

Stephen Ministry is a way for our congregation to train and mobilize members to provide Christ-centered care and support to people experiencing many different kinds of life difficulties, including grief, divorce, cancer, unemployment, a spiritual crisis, infertility, and other challenges.

Here are some steps that you can take as we begin this journey together:

  1. Give thanks to God for the life-transforming ministry ahead of us.
  2. Watch a couple of three-minute video at ww.stephenministries.org/stories to learn more about the difference this caring ministry makes in people’s lives.
  3. Give thanks to God for those whom the Spirit has moved to become our first Stephen Leaders: Clairice Hetzler and Mike Hulsen. Pray for them as they begin this new program.
  4. Pray for the Spirit to raise […]