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Ever want to just give up?

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Most of us have played Monopoly. Many of us have been in this situation. Your opponent has monopolies, hotels and houses. You’ve got a few dollars and mortgaged property left. You want to just give up, but your opponent wants to play one more round to officially bankrupt you.That Monopoly...

Happy New Year???

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

For over 1700 years, the Christian Church has begun the church year with the four Sundays of Advent leading up to Christmas. (The windows in our sanctuary follow the church year, beginning with Advent or the Coming of the King window in the left front of church.) So this weekend we begin a new...

A Generous Vision for Giving Tuesday

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

We have just concluded our message series: A Generous God Creates Generous People with a Generous Vision. If you weren’t able to worship with us, you can view the messages here.A Generous God Gives Financial PeaceA Generous God Creates GRUA Generous God Gives Us a Generous Vision How...

Thanksgiving Services / Christmas for Kids

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

I hope you can join us for our Thanksgiving Services.Wednesday at 9:30 am is the PreK and Kindergarten Thanksgiving program in the Centennial Gym.Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 pmThanksgiving Day service at 9:15 amChristmas for KidsChristmas for Kids is Saturday, December 9, 9 am to noon. For...

A Generous God Creates Generous People

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

This weekend we will be celebrating the power of the Holy Spirit in God’s people. Just as our God is generous, so he creates us to be a generous people. In preparation for worship, read Luke 16:1-15 here.Psalms 111 & 112 illustrate the truth of our message this weekend. Psalm 111...

2 Hospital Miracles from a Generous God

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

God answers prayers!Last spring Jake Strande suffered a life-threatening head injury. Many of us knew him and his family and were praying for him. I was there in the hospital asking God to do a miracle and protect his life through two frightening surgeries.This morning I read that Jake will be...

Living in an Age of Miracles

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

The October 2017 Messenger contains updates from the members of the Ministerial Team. Seeing Miracles - An Invitation to PraiseThe miracles that Jesus performed during his earthly ministry were physical miracles that people could see, touch and experience to reassure them that Jesus...

Do, Try or Be - Reformation 500

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

How can you be righteous… right in God’s sight?The commandments say: DO!The medieval church recognized you can’t do God’s commandments perfectly, so their solution was: TRY!The Reformation brought back to light the gospel solution: BE!Be righteous… not be doing...

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